Kōrero: Possums

Possum eating a chick

Although mainly plant eaters, possums will raid birds’ nests and eat eggs and chicks. In particular, they prey on forest birds such as kiwi, kererū and kōkako. Few chicks manage to fledge in forests where possums are prevalent.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Possums - Impact on native animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/16899/possum-eating-a-chick (accessed 28 June 2022)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015