Toutouwai / New Zealand Robin

Stewart Island Robin - Birdlife

Here in Southland, you might encounter both the South Island and the Stewart Island robin or toutouwai. These wee fellas are always happy to join you on a walk as humans expose food for them as they move. They are dedicated when it comes to finding a partner; to attract a female, bachelors will sing a song lasting up to thirty minutes! There are many chances to be serenaded by a robin in Southland as they are common in many forested areas. Look out for their distinctive white chests!

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