Shining cuckooPīpīwharauroa

Conservation status
Doing OK

Māori welcomed pīpīwharauroa with the proverb “Ka tangi te wharauroa, ko ngā karere a Mahuru,” which means “If the shining cuckoo cries, it is the messenger of spring". For grey warblers, spring may come with a surprise – cuckoos lay their eggs in warbler nests.

Campaign Manager

Go Media

Go Media

At Go Media we’re a proud Kiwi company, and a passionate supporter of the communities we work in. With the largest digital out-of-home advertising network, our purpose is to make a positive impact on businesses and communities throughout Aotearoa by providing them with a voice to connect and tell their story. One such voice we take pride in championing is Forest & Bird through our Good Impressions initiative. We are committed to keeping Aotearoa green and are always happy to support organisations that help make this a reality. Hoake tātou, let’s GO! #GOPīpīwharauroa

Shining cuckoo

Photo: Laurie Boyle