7cm. A NZ native migrant that overwinters in Bismarck Archipelago (New Guinea) or Solomon Islands. The New Zealand subspecies only breeds in New Zealand
New Zealand, Hanging Birds
DescriptionShining cuckoos have the ability to eat toxic insects like hairy caterpillars and ladybirds that other native NZ birds avoid. The cuckoo's song in New Zealand marks the beginning of spring.
The Pipiwharauroa has never won Bird of the Year. Voting is in apx October/November every year and is always an exciting and heavily competed contest.
The Pipiwharauroa sparkly decoration was introduced in 2019.
This decoration is made of fabric, sequins, beads and coloured metallic threads. It is nice and light for posting. If you need to send them internationally we can do it for you. Handy information - The cost to send up to 5x NZ Bird sparkly decorations to the same international address is the same as sending 1x.