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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Photograph by Ross Henderson

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Paddy Ryan, 'Frogs - Threats and conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10006/weka-foraging (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007