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While native New Zealand birds require the foliage, nectar and berries of native plants, most species are also omnivorous. This means that insects and invertebrates make up an important part of the diets of the bellbird, grey warbler, tūi, tauhou (waxeye), pīwakawaka and kingfisher.
Setting up a bug hotel in the garden is a way to create a steady supply of food for native residents in our gardens. With the right balance of bugs you can also cut down on other harmful pests too – it’s a win-win!