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Stitchbird (Notiomystis cincta) | by David Cook Wildlife Photography
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Stitchbird (Notiomystis cincta)

Tiritiri Matangi Island, Auckland Province, North Island, New Zealand. Endemic, Vulnerable.

 

 

One of the NZ honeyeaters (family Meliphagidae), and yet another NZ species under threat from introduced predators and habitat loss. This species is also surviving on islands, but has been reintroduced to a few predator-free sites on the mainland.

 

A gorgeous, quite active bird - we only saw a couple of these on Tiri, but no females.

 

It is classified as Vulnerable, and more info can be obtained from the IUCN Redlist entry here: www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/146208/0>

 

You can read more on the Stitchbird at the Tiritiri Matangi Island website here: www.tiritirimatangi.org.nz/Fauna/Stitchbird.htm

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Taken on November 12, 2010