Kōrero: West Coast places

Bird skeleton, Ōpārara caves (3 o 3)

Bird skeleton, Ōpārara caves

Because the Ōpārara cave system has so many openings, large birds have wandered in, perhaps to shelter, or have fallen in. The caves have acted as a graveyard, and contain the skeletons of moa and other animals, some of which became extinct soon after the arrival of humans in New Zealand. This is the skeleton of a little bush moa.

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Private collection
Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan, 'West Coast places - Karamea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20952/bird-skeleton-oparara-caves (accessed 6 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan