Kōrero: Bird migration

Shining cuckoo (1 o 3)

Shining cuckoo

The shining cuckoo and the long-tailed cuckoo are the only birds of the bush that migrate from New Zealand after breeding. The shining cuckoo or pīpīwharauroa flies to islands on the western edge of the Pacific to spend the winter. From early September it returns to the same site in New Zealand. Large numbers pass through Lord Howe Island on the way. They lay their eggs in the nests of grey warblers, who incubate them and rear the chicks.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10029519
Photograph by J. L. Kendrick

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Christina Troup, 'Bird migration - New Zealand’s migratory birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7225/shining-cuckoo (accessed 20 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015