The Tomtit is one of four species of the genus Petroica found in New Zealand, the ancestors of which having colonised from Australia. The species was once thought to have been descended from the Scarlet Robin,

The Tomtit is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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The Tomtit, Petroica macrocephala, is a small passerine bird in the family Petroicidae, the Australian robins. It is endemic to the islands of New Zealand, ranging across the main islands as well as several of the outlying islands. It has several other English names as well. There are several sub-species showing considerable variation in plumage and size. The species is not threatened and has adapted to the changes made to New Zealand's biodiversity. More

tomtitBrit any of various tits, esp the bluetit How to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, add the site to iGoogle, or visit webmaster's page for free fun content. More

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Tomtit, a loud, greasy, in your face, beer soaked hard rockin band with a dangerously sharp edge of punk in their sound. Alright, now pay attention shitface: this isnt punk rock in a fashion-pants-perfectly-coloured-hair-and-eyeliner way. This is Rock n Roll with a hard working attitude. Loving hot rods, cold beer, loving your girlfriend, AC/DC, The Hellacopters and Peter Pan Speedrock. loving to visit Rock n Roll concerts. loving to irritate the bartender because were not going home, even if its long after closing time. More

Mrs Amy Wilkinson describes the note of the male tomtit on Kapiti Island as a “cheery little song which he repeats without much variation at frequent intervals, chiefly in the spring time. Although it comprises only a few notes, he sings these with so much vigour that it cannot fail to please. The female may very occasionally he heard singing the same short song, but in so low and subdued a tone as to be almost inaudible. More

The Tomtit is mostly a insectivore, feeding on small invertebrates such as beetles, caterpillars, spiders, moths, weta, earthworms and flies. Fruit is taken during the winter and autumn. Most subspecies feed in vegetation, waiting on a perch and watching for prey. Insects are also gleaned from branches and leaves. The Snares subspecies feeds on the ground as well, in a similar fashion to the New Zealand Robin. More

tomtit definition Hear it! = tomtit definition tom·tit (täm tit′, täm′tit′) noun Chiefly Brit. a titmouse or any of various other small birds Origin: see tom tom·tit (tŏmˈtĭtˌ) noun A small bird, such as a titmouse. See Regional Note at tit1. Browse dictionary definitions near tomtit 1. tomography 2. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Petroicidae
Genus : Petroica
Species : macrocephala
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)