Kōrero: Birds of mountains and open country

Pair of rock wrens

Pair of rock wrens

Male rock wrens vary in colour in different parts of the Southern Alps. The male of this pair (right) is greeny brown, whereas some others are brighter green. Females vary less – they are brown with less distinct markings than the male.

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Photograph by Dick Veitch

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Christina Troup, 'Birds of mountains and open country - Rock wren', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14014/pair-of-rock-wrens (accessed 16 July 2019)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015