Kōrero: Small forest birds

South Island rifleman (1 o 2)

South Island rifleman

Riflemen nest in tree holes or other secure cavities. Males make several nests before the female chooses one to help complete. This nest awaits its lining of soft material – moss, fern roots, leaf skeletons, feathers and spider webs. Birds stay paired year after year, usually raising two clutches of about four chicks.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10028859
Photograph by Rod Morris

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Christina Troup, 'Small forest birds - Riflemen', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12461/south-island-rifleman (accessed 24 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015