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Alternative names: Mohua; Bush Canary
14 - 15 cm (5Â½-6 in). Very similar in shape and size to Whitehead.
Lowland red beech forests. Locally up to 900m.
They feed high in the trees and the diet includes insects.
Breeding season from October to February. They nest in small cavities in large, old trees. Their clutch contains 1-4 eggs which are incubated by the female alone, though both parents care for the young. Nests may be parasitised by Long-tailed Cuckoo.
Residents species with some seasonal movements.
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