Kōrero: Large forest birds

Parea

The parea is found only on the Chatham Islands. It is even larger than the mainland’s kererū, and was close to extinction in the 1980s. Numbers are slowly increasing, thanks to predator control, and forests being restored and protected from stock. Parea and kererū help the bush regenerate by spreading seeds from the fruit they eat.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10046455
Photograph by J. L. Kendrick

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Gerard Hutching, 'Large forest birds - Pigeons – kererū and parea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10572/parea (accessed 11 April 2021)

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