The Rifleman is New Zealand's smallest endemic bird, with fully grown adults reaching around 8 cm. Both sex are white on their under surfaces and have white eyebrow stripes. They have short, rounded wings, a very short tail, and a long thin awl-like bill which is slightly upturned for insertion into cracks. The Rifleman flies quickly with a wing beat producing a characteristic humming sound like a humming bird.
Made of pottery in New Zealand by Jan Russell these cheerful birds will make you smile every time you see them.
Dimensions: per bird.
7.5cm tail to head, length
5cm beak to bum, width