Monday, 5 August 2013

Shining Cuckoo: Pipiwharauroa


Shining Cuckoo  
Image free to use - From Wikimedia Commons


Maori:
Pipiwharauroa


Scientific Name:
Chrysococcyx lucidus


Family:
passerine


Breading:
Aug-Mar

Food:
Invertebrates - insects including poisonous hairy caterpillars and ladybirds.


Habitat:
Forests, gardens, scrub, parks

Appearance:
Green back, striped front, 16 cm

Birdcall:

Great website:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/collections/birds


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