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Rock wren

Rock wren

Rock wren (Xenicus gilviventris), Homer tunel, Milford Sound. Rock wrens are widely but patchily distributed through alpine and sub-alpine areas of the South Island. Stoats and mice are known to prey on the contents of rock wren nests. There is little information on how frequently this occurs and whether the intensity of predation varies between years dependent on changes in tussock seeding, which affects mouse (and therefore stoat) population densities.

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Photo taken on 12 November 2018 (© Andrej Chudy / Flickr)

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