Kōrero: Te ao tūroa

Mātuhi (bush wren) (3 o 3)

Mātuhi (bush wren)

He mātuhi (Xenicus longipes) tēnei kei te moutere o Big South Cape i te tau 1964. I ōna rā, kapi katoa ai a Aotearoa e te mātuhi. Ka mate ā-moa te mātuhi ki Te Ika-a-Māui i te tau 1955, ki Te Wai Pounamu i te tau 1968, ki Rakiura i te tau 1972. I Te Wai Pounamu, noho ai te mātuhi ki ngā ngahere kei ngā pae maunga; i ngā moutere ririki, noho ai ia ki ngā ngahere i te taha moana. Nā te ngeru me te kiore te mātuhi i whakangaro. He rite te mātuhi ki te maha o ngā manu māori o Aotearoa, arā, ko ō rātou kōhanga ki te papa o te whenua, he kore take rātou ki te rere, kāore i taea e rātou te karo i ngā ngau a ngā ngeru, kiore, aha atu. Kei te pērā te āhua o te noho o te maha o ngā manu ake o Aotearoa.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Department of Conservation
Reference: 10037276
Photograph by Don Merton

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Carl Walrond, 'Te ao tūroa - Ngā kararehe, ngā manu', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/2689/matuhi-bush-wren (accessed 8 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond