Story: Birds of mountains and open country

Antipodes Island pipit (3rd of 3)

Antipodes Island pipit

The Antipodes Island subspecies is seen here on the island’s dominant vegetation – tussock. These birds are so unaccustomed to people that they hop about between a visitor’s feet, looking for dislodged invertebrates.

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Photograph by J. L. Kendrick

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Christina Troup, 'Birds of mountains and open country - New Zealand pipit', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14021/antipodes-island-pipit (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015