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Measurements of bush birds on Little Barrier Island, New Zealand

TitleMeasurements of bush birds on Little Barrier Island, New Zealand
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsGill, BJ, Veitch, CR
JournalNotornis
Volume37
Issue2
Pagination141-145
Type of Articlepaper
Abstract

We give weights and measurements of 16 species of birds mist-netted in forest on Little Barrier Island, including 67 Whiteheads (Mohoua albicilla) and 111 Stitchbirds (Notiomystis cincta). The following criteria for distinguishing sexes were established. Female Whiteheads weighed up to 15.9 g and males weighed 16.1 g or more. Most female Stitchbirds had wings up to 92 mm long and most males had wings 95 mm or longer. Incidental observations of moult, ectoparasites and movements are recorded.

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