Bowdleria punctata

The Fernbird is an insectivorous bird endemic to New Zealand. The Māori names are Kōtātā or Mātātā. It is a rich brown above and white below, with brown spots on both the throat and breast. Early settlers called it the Swamp Sparrow no doubt because of its colouration.

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

Nothing known about the Bowdleria punctata

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sylviidae
Genus : Bowdleria
Species : punctata
Authority : (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830)