28 August, 2011


Scientific Name: Acanthisitta chloris

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Endemic to New Zealand where found on both islands in native forest and scrub, particularly beech and tawa forest. 

Field Notes: Very small bird with short, stumpy tail and thin, slightly upturned bill. Males yellow-green above and females brown above. Both sexes white below with conspicuous white eyebrow strip and yellow wash to flanks.

Personal Notes: Maori name Titipounamu. Seen at Boundary Stream Reserve and later Stewart Island, where Richard took the above photo through a rain streaked lens. 

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