Story: Small forest birds

Yellowhead

Yellowheads (mohua) live in the South Island and on a few offshore islands where they have been released. Their musical call was once heard in most forested regions of the South Island – especially mature beech forest. They nest in tree holes, which makes them vulnerable to predators, and they are now limited to a few mountain forest regions and classified as nationally endangered.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10061001
Photograph by Michael Eckstaedt

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Sound file from Birds of New Zealand. Compact disc. © Viking Sevenseas NZ, 1980 (PO Box 152, Paraparaumu). All rights reserved. Photograph courtesy of New Zealand Naturephoto (reference 05909)

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How to cite this page:

Christina Troup, 'Small forest birds - Whiteheads, yellowheads and brown creepers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/natural-sounds/12495/yellowhead (accessed 28 March 2017)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015