ToutouwaiNew Zealand Robin

Conservation status
Doing OK

The New Zealand robin has a grey-white patch of feathers above its beak that it keeps hidden most of the time. Toutouwai is friendly and trusting, and will often come to within a couple of metres of humans to say “kia ora”.

Campaign Manager

Melissa and Claudia Gunn

Sisters Melissa and Claudia Gunn have joined forces to remind NZ’ers to vote for their best friend in the bush - the NZ Robin /Toutouwai. Combining Melissa’s scientific acumen (PhD in conservation genetics) and Claudia’s creative skills (songwriting and graphic design) they’d like to encourage the regeneration of more predator free forest spaces for Toutouwai to make their friendly presence known

Melissa & Claudia Gunn close up