grey warbler

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Related to Grey Gerygone: Riroriro, Gerygone igata

grey warbler

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gray warbler

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(Animals) NZ a small bush bird that hatches the eggs of the shining cuckoo. Also called: riroriro
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Dawson (1981), however, reported that environmental noise had little effect on number of Grey Gerygone (Gerygone igata) counted in New Zealand forests, but suggested that it could act through effects on observers and birds.
Appendix F is an interesting ranking by grouped habitat of species observed; thus New Zealand Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae) was the most-often observed species in alpine habitats, Grey Gerygone (Gerygone igata) in Native Forest, European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) in Farmland, and Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) in Exotic Plantations.