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The Stitchbird - otherwise known as Hihi - was once commonly found on the mainland but are confined today to Little Barrier Island and have been introduced onto Hen, Cuvier, Tiritiri Matangi and Kapiti Island. They are nectar eaters but also eat berries and small invertebrates.
In common with the Bellbird, the males eat more nectar and fruit than the females which eat more insects. They nest in the holes of trees up to 20 m off the ground during October to January. After the fledglings leave the nest, they tend to remain together and, despite being able to fend for themselves, they beg their parents to feed them.