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Taken 15-Mar-05
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Keywords:New Zealand, bird, wildlife, fiordland, tomtit, miromiro, flycatcher, male, passerine, robin
Photo Info

Dimensions4783 x 3331
Original file size6.92 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken15-Mar-05 09:32
Date modified31-Jan-12 05:47
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 20D
Focal length200 mm
Exposure1/160 at f/5.6
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Tomtit 1

Tomtit 1

The Tomtit (Petroica macrocephala) or Miromiro (Maori), is a small passerine bird endemic to New Zealand. Across the main islands and offshore islands there are several sub-species showing variation in plumage and size.

Habitat is primarily beech forest, though they may also be found on the edges of clearings in scrub and in plantations of introduced pines. In winter, orchards and suburban gardens may also be inhabited. The common call is a high-pitched “see see see”.

The tomtit has adapted well to the changes made to New Zealand's biodiversity over the last 150 years.