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Robins / Pītoitoi

Bringing back the lost birds


Pītoitoi (North Island robins) are now breeding successfully on Mt Pirongia following their translocation in 2012-13. 65 birds were captured from Mangatutu ecological area in Northern Pureora. Funding for the project was provided by Waikato Regional Council and 70 volunteers were involved. Bird monitoring is carried out annually to assess the health of the population. We are now sighting unbanded birds indicating this species’ successful breeding. 

to help us survey the population

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