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Alternative name: Tussockbird
18 to 23 cm
There are 2 subspecies:
Rocky coasts and islands amongst tussock grass; sand dunes and gardens.
The diet includes small invertebrates.
It builds a cup-shaped nest from grass, lined with feathers and positioned under rocks or amongst clumps of grass. The clutch consists of 1-3 white eggs with red spots. Incubation lasts for two weeks; the young fledge after a further two weeks.