Kōrero: Small forest birds

Reconstructed stitchbird nest

Reconstructed stitchbird nest

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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Private collection
Photograph by Christina Troup

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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/12467/reconstructed-stitchbird-nest (accessed 7 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015, updated 1 Aug 2023