This reconstruction of a stitchbird nest is part of a display on Tiritiri Matangi Island, a bird sanctuary in the Hauraki Gulf. It shows how stitchbirds adapt a tree hollow to their needs. If the hole is deep, they may fill it with leaves and twigs. Then they build the nest cup on top, close to the entrance.
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Photograph by Christina Troup
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