Kōrero: Large forest birds

Kākāpō feeding

Kākāpō feeding

This two-year-old male kākāpō is clinging to the twigs of a poroporo bush as he reaches for ripe fruit. Kākāpō eat a wide variety of foods from at least 25 plant species, but tend to breed only in years where there is a bumper crop of rimu fruit, beech seeds or other nutritious food. They are night foragers – this picture was taken at 11 p.m.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10047127
Photograph by Don Merton

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Gerard Hutching, 'Large forest birds - Kākāpō', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10579/kakapo-feeding (accessed 21 November 2019)

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