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Miromiro / Tomtit

New Zealand weta in flax bushes

Endemic to New Zealand, the miromiro is a small forest bird with distinct large head and short tail.


Help us to help the Miromiro/Tomtit

The miromiro is endemic to New Zealand, hence found nowhere else in the world, and small, just 13cm long with a large head and a short bill. They are especially vulnerable to predation by ship rats.

With over 75% of our indigenous species at risk of extinction*, the Pest Free Waitākere Ranges Alliance is raising funds to help defend the many special species of the Waitākere Ranges.

Thank you for your support of this tiny tomtit!

*Extinction threat to indigenous species | Stats NZ. 

Image credits: Fern by Toby Hall on Unsplash