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riroriro Play

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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