Kōrero: Land birds – overview

Kiore at kākāpō nest

Kiore at kākāpō nest

A kiore, or Polynesian rat, snoops around the nest of a kākāpō. Kākāpō eggs and chicks are vulnerable to rats, especially when the mother has left the nest to feed.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10038688
Photograph by Don Merton

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Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Land birds – overview - Extinct, endangered and threatened species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9912/kiore-at-kakapo-nest (accessed 25 November 2020)

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