Story: Frogs

Weka foraging

Weka foraging

The weka, a flightless native rail, eats a wide range of plant and animal foods. Frogs are vulnerable, but tiny Archey’s and Hochstetter’s frogs have been observed deterring weka by squeaking and posturing.

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Paddy Ryan, 'Frogs - Threats and conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007