New Zealand Rockwren Xenicus gilviventris


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BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Xenicus gilviventris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2021.