The lucky males Helen currently works with: South Island robins and hihi. Far right: cloacal massage in action (Images: Helen Taylor, Mhairi McCready, Robyn White)

Both birds (Small)

The Bulletin is The Spinoff’s acclaimed, free daily curated digest of all the most important stories from around New Zealand delivered directly to your inbox each morning.

Sign up now

The Spinoff is made possible by the generous support of the following organisations.
Please help us by supporting them.