Kōrero: Small forest birds

Male tomtit with chicks

Male tomtit with chicks

Tomtits (miromiro) build their nests in tree forks or holes. Both parents work hard to catch invertebrates and deliver them to their hungry chicks. They usually raise three broods of up to six chicks.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10033129
Photograph by M. F. Soper

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Christina Troup, 'Small forest birds - Robins and tomtits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12486/male-tomtit-with-chicks (accessed 18 February 2020)

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