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Ka tangi te wharauroa, ko ngā karere a mahuru

 If the shining cuckoo cries, it is the messenger of spring

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Pīpīwharauroa are one of our two forest bird species that migrate outside New Zealand. They spend the winter 4,600km further north, mainly in the Solomon Islands. As well as their major annual migrations, the other distinctive feature is that they are brood parasites – they lay their eggs in the nests of riroriro/grey warbler and let those birds raise their young!   

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