Story: Large forest birds

Weka nest and eggs

Weka nest and eggs

A western weka sits near its nest – a bowl made from the long leaves of sedges, rushes or cabbage trees, lined with finer material. The birds lay between one and six eggs at a time, and can raise up to four broods a year.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Large forest birds - Weka', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

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