Successful use of intraspecific parental fostering in the management of an endemic threatened bird: New Zealand’s hihi (Notiomystis cincta)
Zealandia conservation rangers report the use of a surrogate nest and induced fostering to successfully raise and release a wild hihi (stitchbird, Notiomystis cincta) nestling at Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne, Wellington. To our knowledge, the potential to use fostering or surrogate nests as a management tool has not been previously trialled with this species.
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Please note: Image is not of the surrogate nest.