Kōrero: Land birds – overview

Weka, Kāpiti Island

Weka, Kāpiti Island

The weka is one of a number of New Zealand’s flightless species that finds its food on or near the ground. It eats a variety of animal prey and plant foods. 

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Photograph by Christina Troup

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Land birds – overview - Flightless land birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9907/weka-kapiti-island (accessed 5 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerry-Jayne Wilson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2015