Story: Large forest birds

Stewart Island weka on beach

Stewart Island weka on beach

Weka sometimes forage on beaches, picking through washed-up seaweed for sandhoppers, snails and other shoreline invertebrates. This is a Stewart Island weka.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Large forest birds - Weka', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015, updated 1 Aug 2023