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hōrirerire

1. (noun) grey warbler, Gerygone igata - a small, slender, insect-eating songbird of greenish-grey colouring with a darker tail tipped white. Has an undulating, floating, feather-like flight. Lives in scrub, forest, parks and gardens.

I hea koe i te tangihanga o te hōrirerire? (TTT 1/10/1922:12) / Where were you when the grey warbler called?

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kōriroriro

1. (noun) grey warbler, Gerygone igata - a small, slender, insect-eating songbird of greenish-grey colouring with a darker tail tipped white. Has an undulating, floating, feather-like flight. Lives in scrub, forest, parks and gardens.

Nā, ka tae mai ngā miromiro, ngā pītoitoi, ngā tātāeko, ngā kōriroriro, ia manu, ia manu, me ngā tīrairaka, ka rūpeke mai (NM 1928:22). / So the white breasted tits, the New Zealand robins, the whiteheads, the grey warblers, each bird together with the fantails all assembled.

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nonoroheke

1. (noun) grey warbler, Gerygone igata - a small, slender, insect-eating songbird of greenish-grey colouring with a darker tail tipped white. Has an undulating, floating, feather-like flight. Lives in scrub, forest, parks and gardens.

See also riroriro

riroriro

1. (noun) grey warbler, Gerygone igata - a small, slender, insect-eating songbird of greenish-grey colouring with a darker tail tipped white. Has an undulating, floating, feather-like flight. Lives in scrub, forest, parks and gardens.

E mōhio ana te tangata mehemea ki te tangi te riroriro, kua tata te raumati, kua āhuru te whenua, kua takatū te whakaaro o te kuia rāua ko te koroheke ki te rahurahu i te whenua, hei tupunga kai mā rāua (TPH 7/7/1905:3). / A person knows that if the grey warbler sings summer is approaching, the ground is warm and the elderly woman and the elderly man are thinking about preparing the ground for growing food.

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rirerire

1. (noun) grey warbler, Gerygone igata - a small, slender, insect-eating songbird of greenish-grey colouring with a darker tail tipped white. Has an undulating, floating, feather-like flight. Lives in scrub, forest, parks and gardens.

See also riroriro


2. (noun) black field cricket, Teleogryllus commodus - flatish black insect active at night in summer when its loud high-pitched chirping is heard. Common from Kaikōura north in grassland.

See also pihareinga

kōrirerire

1. (noun) grey warbler, Gerygone igata - a small, slender, insect-eating songbird of greenish-grey colouring with a darker tail tipped white. Has an undulating, floating, feather-like flight. Lives in scrub, forest, parks and gardens.

See also riroriro

nonoroheko

1. (noun) grey warbler, Gerygone igata - a small, slender, insect-eating songbird of greenish-grey colouring with a darker tail tipped white. Has an undulating, floating, feather-like flight. Lives in scrub, forest, parks and gardens.

See also riroriro

riretoro

1. (noun) grey warbler, Gerygone igata - a small, slender, insect-eating songbird of greenish-grey colouring with a darker tail tipped white. Has an undulating, floating, feather-like flight. Lives in scrub, forest, parks and gardens.

See also riroriro

tōtoroie

1. (noun) grey warbler, Gerygone igata - a small, slender, insect-eating songbird of greenish-grey colouring with a darker tail tipped white. Has an undulating, floating, feather-like flight. Lives in scrub, forest, parks and gardens.

See also riroriro

tōtororire

1. (noun) grey warbler, Gerygone igata - a small, slender, insect-eating songbird of greenish-grey colouring with a darker tail tipped white. Has an undulating, floating, feather-like flight. Lives in scrub, forest, parks and gardens.

See also riroriro

whiringa-ā-tau

1. (noun) grey warbler, Gerygone igata - a small, slender, insect-eating songbird of greenish-grey colouring with a darker tail tipped white. Has an undulating, floating, feather-like flight. Lives in scrub, forest, parks and gardens.

See also riroriro

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