Is long-tailed cuckoo native to NZ?

Is long-tailed cuckoo native to NZ?

Long-tailed cuckoo Long-tailed cuckoos or koekoeā (Eudynamys taitensis) breed only in New Zealand. They migrate mainly to islands east of Fiji, including French Polynesia, but also further west into Micronesia.

Is the long-tailed cuckoo endangered?

Pacific long-tailed cuckoo

Long-tailed cuckoo
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata

Are shining cuckoo native to NZ?

The shining cuckoo (shining bronze-cuckoo in Australia) is a summer migrant to New Zealand. The New Zealand subspecies breeds only in New Zealand (including Chatham Islands) but other subspecies breed in southern Australia, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and on Rennell and Bellona Islands (Solomon Islands).

Where do shining cuckoos migrate to?

New Zealand
The shining cuckoo and the long-tailed cuckoo are the only birds of the bush that migrate from New Zealand after breeding. The shining cuckoo or pīpīwharauroa flies to islands on the western edge of the Pacific to spend the winter. From early September it returns to the same site in New Zealand.

When do long tailed cuckoos leave New Zealand?

Long-tailed cuckoo are migratory, leaving New Zealand in January-March to spend the winter in the tropical Pacific from Micronesia to French Polynesia and returning to New Zealand in October.

Where does the long tailed cuckoo lay its eggs?

The long-tailed cuckoo is a ‘brood parasite’: it lays its eggs in the nests of whiteheads in the North Island, and brown creepers and yellowheads in the South Island. The cuckoo’s eggs hatch before those of the host, and the young cuckoo chicks eject the host eggs.

Where do Shining cuckoos breed in New Zealand?

Both are migratory, arriving in spring to breed and flying north to Pacific islands for winter. Like most cuckoos, both lay their eggs in the nests of other species, which incubate them and then rear the chicks. Shining cuckoos or pīpīwharauroa ( Chrysococcyx lucidus) breed in Australia, Vanuatu and New Caledonia as well as New Zealand.

Which is the smallest bird in New Zealand?

The long tailed cuckoo or koekoeā has been identified as predator of New Zealand’s smallest bird. Its bad news for the tiny birds who are already classified as “at risk, in decline” by the Department of Conservation as cuckoos are notorious for laying their eggs in other birds’ nests.