Toutouwai North Island Robin

Great Barrier Island

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Ecology Category: Fauna and Birds

  • 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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