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Weka, New Zealand----can you say Guard Bird?  Stay off my property or I'll let this guy scratch your eyes out!  The weka is a flightless bird species of the rail family. It is endemic to New Zealand, where four subspecies are recognized. Weka are sturdy brown birds, about the size of a chicken. As omnivores, they feed mainly on invertebrates and fruit.

Weka, New Zealand----can you say Guard Bird? Stay off my property or I'll let this guy scratch your eyes out! The weka is a flightless bird species of the rail family. It is endemic to New Zealand, where four subspecies are recognized. Weka are sturdy brown birds, about the size of a chicken. As omnivores, they feed mainly on invertebrates and fruit.

Gallirallus Australis - Weka is one of New Zealand’s iconic large flightless birds.

Gallirallus Australis - Weka is one of New Zealand’s iconic large flightless birds.

Yellow-Crowned Parakeet/Kakariki (Cyanoramphus auriceps). The genus Cyanoramphus to which the yellow-crowned parakeet belongs includes five other similar-sized green parrots in the New Zealand region and one each on Norfolk Island and New Caledonia. C. auriceps is NZ endemic and looks very similar in appearance to the orange-fronted parakeet. They spend most of their time high in trees eating seeds, buds and invertebrates but occasionally come down to the forest floor to forage and bathe…

Yellow-Crowned Parakeet/Kakariki (Cyanoramphus auriceps). The genus Cyanoramphus to which the yellow-crowned parakeet belongs includes five other similar-sized green parrots in the New Zealand region and one each on Norfolk Island and New Caledonia. C. auriceps is NZ endemic and looks very similar in appearance to the orange-fronted parakeet. They spend most of their time high in trees eating seeds, buds and invertebrates but occasionally come down to the forest floor to forage and bathe…

Mohua crowned Bird of the Year | Forest and Bird

Mohua crowned Bird of the Year | Forest and Bird

.California Quail    Lovely together with a touch of the red berries.   ld

.California Quail Lovely together with a touch of the red berries. ld

Weka, Gallirallus Australis, a Native New Zealand Flightless Bird Photographic Print by Bill Hatcher at Art.com

Weka, Gallirallus Australis, a Native New Zealand Flightless Bird Photographic Print by Bill Hatcher at Art.com

The New Zealand Kaka, also known as Kākā, (Nestor meridionalis) is a New Zealand parrot endemic to the native forests of New Zealand.

The New Zealand Kaka, also known as Kākā, (Nestor meridionalis) is a New Zealand parrot endemic to the native forests of New Zealand.

New Zealand's weka flightless bird.

New Zealand's weka flightless bird.

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