Kōrero: Large forest birds

Kererū on nest

Kererū on nest

Kererū lay one egg, which both adults take turns to incubate. Their large nests are little more than precariously stacked sticks which sometimes fall apart in the wind, dropping their precious cargo. When food is abundant, kererū may nest up to three times in a season.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10041221
Photograph by Peter Morrison

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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/10573/kereru-on-nest (accessed 23 September 2020)

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