The North Island robin, also known as toutouwai, is a friendly and trusting bird and is found in both native and exotic forests.
Image courtesy of Windy Hill Sanctuary
The North Island robin often come close to people, and occasionally stand on a person’s boot.
North Island robins measure 18 cm from beak tip to tail tip, and weigh about 35 grams, and so are slightly larger than a house sparrow. They have long, thin legs and an upright stance.
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