11 Jun 2024

NZ's smallest bird makes new sounds

From Nine To Noon, 9:35 am on 11 June 2024
image of Dr Kristal Cain and a Rifleman/Tītitipounamu

Photo: University of Auckland

A new study shows the tiny titipounamu or rifleman has the ability to learn to make new sounds, just like parrots. University of Auckland scientist Dr Kristal Cain is a co author of the study which has been published in the scientific journal Communications Biology.