28 August, 2011

Grey Gerygone

Scientific Name: Gerygone igata

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Endemic to New Zealand where found year-round in forest and scrub of both islands.

Field Notes: Small songbird with dark grey-brown upperparts, white underneath, tail tipped white. Red eye. Song a distinctive long musical wavering trill that varies by location.

Personal Notes: Known as Grey Warbler in New Zealand. Maori name is Riroriro.

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