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Taken 5-Oct-06
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Keywords:rifleman, bird, wildlife, new zealand, forest, beech
Photo Info

Dimensions3399 x 2403
Original file size6.19 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken5-Oct-06 08:37
Date modified31-Jan-12 05:45
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 20D
Focal length400 mm
Exposure1/200 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Rifleman in beech forest 1

Rifleman in beech forest 1

Female rifleman in beech forest.

The Rifleman (Acanthisitta chloris) or Tītipounamu (Maori) is New Zealand's smallest endemic bird with fully grown adults reaching around 8 cm in length. The male Rifleman is bright green on the dorsal side while the female is of a more somber brownish tone and her head and back are flecked with ochre. Both birds are white on their under surfaces and have white eyebrow stripes. The Rifleman is insectivorous and searches for maggots and small insects on tree trunks and among leaf litter on the forest floor.