Kōrero: Small forest birds

Male stitchbird

Male stitchbird

Male stitchbirds (hihi) have black, gold and pale brown feathers with white sidebars and ear tufts. They often perch with their tail cocked, as seen here close to the nest. Stitchbirds nest in tree holes, so they need to live in mature forest where these are common.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10028870
Photograph by Dick Veitch

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Christina Troup, 'Small forest birds - Saddlebacks and stitchbirds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12465/male-stitchbird (accessed 20 August 2022)

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