Story: Large forest birds

Kōkako in flight

Kōkako can glide down on their short wings, but are not so good at flying upwards. They gain height by climbing up through trees – running and hopping on their long legs.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Large forest birds - New Zealand’s large forest birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/10551/kokako-in-flight (accessed 26 June 2019)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015