Kōrero: Birds of mountains and open country

New Zealand raven

New Zealand raven

When the Polynesian ancestors of Māori arrived in New Zealand, ravens were common in open country around the coasts. The Pacific rats (kiore) introduced by the voyagers ate raven eggs and chicks, and the adult birds were hunted by humans. By the time the first Europeans visited the country, ravens were extinct.

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Artwork by Paul Martinson

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christina Troup, 'Birds of mountains and open country - Open country environments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/14002/new-zealand-raven (accessed 23 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015