Story: Large forest birds

Kōkako feeding chicks

Kōkako feeding chicks

This North Island kōkako pair are feeding orange berries to their two chicks. The young have pink wattles and brownish wings. They stay in the nest for a month, and after fledging continue to receive food from the adults for up to a year.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Large forest birds - Kōkako', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)

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