Riflemen (tītiti pounamu) forage on large tree trunks and branches, gleaning insects and spiders from bark, lichens and moss. Never still, they flick their wings and turn from side to side as they work their way up the trunk. They fly in short hops between trees, seldom over open ground. Males are green, females streaky brown. This is the North Island subspecies.
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Department of Conservation
Photograph by J. L. Kendrick
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