Grey Warbler / Riroriro & Tomtit / Miromiro

Submitted by Kids Restore on Sun, 11/13/2016 - 21:23

This week's birds are the grey warbler and the tomtit.

You can find them here: http://www.doc.govt.nz/global/training-courses/bird-id/birds.swf

Grey warblers are insect eaters (insectivores). Their grey feathers and tiny size mean they are often heard rather than seen. Their song is a long beautiful trill (from 'In the Bush', N. Barraud and G. Candler, 2015).

Tomtits guard their territories and are usually seen on their own or in pairs. There are slight differences in colour between South Island and North Island tomtits and between males and females (from 'In the Bush', N. Barraud and G. Candler, 2015). Can you find out what these differences are?

Links 

http://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/grey-warbler-riroriro/

http://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/tomtit-miromiro/

Attract birds to your school garden: http://www.doc.govt.nz/get-involved/conservation-activities/attract-birds-to-your-garden/

Watch this video

Feeding New Zealand birds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsNO1d77LA8