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Photo: Endemic Weka Bird New Zealand

The cute 'chicken like' Weka is an endemic bird of New Zealand. It is also a flightless bird which is listed as a vulnerable species due to habitat depletion, and predators of adults, chicks and eggs.

A member of the rail family of birds, the Weka is an endemic bird of New Zealand. Though a small bird, male of the species are around 1kg and the female around 700g, it is a feisty bird which uses it's beak as a weapon. It's feathers are usually brown with mottling of brown and black.

Weka, Gallirallus australis, Endemic to NZ, at Titirangi Bay Campground, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand.

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Endemic Weka Bird New Zealand

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Endemic Weka Bird New Zealand
Photo of a cute Weka bird, a species that is endemic to New Zealand, foraging in tall grass.

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Endemic Weka Bird New Zealand
The cute 'chicken like' Weka is an endemic bird of New Zealand. It is also a flightless bird which is listed as a vulnerable species due to habitat depletion, and predators of adults, chicks and eggs.
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