Story: Land birds – overview



Native fantails and silvereyes are quite common in urban gardens, in orchards and in farmland, as they tend to frequent the open-bush edge. They are probably less vulnerable to predators than many other native species, as they both arrived in New Zealand fairly recently – unassisted, from Australia.

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Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Land birds – overview - Habitats: introduced and native land birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Kerry-Jayne Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2015