grey warbler


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Related to grey warbler: Riroriro, silvereye

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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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Finally, the Western Pewee Contopus sordidulus, the Berylline Hummingbird Amazilia berillyna, the Solitary Vireo Vireo solitarius, the Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava, the Black-throated Grey Warbler Dendroica nigrescens, the Gray-breasted Jay Aphelocoma ultramarina and the Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula which were mixed and oak woodland birds (Table 3).
She particularly liked the riroriro or grey warbler, and listened carefully enough to estimate its song used eight notes.