Weka, New Zealand----can you say Guard Bird? 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.

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Weka, New Zealand----can you say Guard Bird? 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

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 Weka or woodhen (Gallirallus australis) 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

The Weka or woodhen (Gallirallus australis) 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

Weka, New Zealand - Weka (UK) Weka (Maori) (Gallirallus australis - Latin) The Weka is a flightless bird and very curious. Their entertaining antics make them popular with visitors.    Weka are very protective of their own eggs and always one or both parents are close to the nest. Weka are known for their variety of food. They eat fruit and insects but also young birds and even mice and rats.

Weka, New Zealand - Weka (UK) Weka (Maori) (Gallirallus australis - Latin) The Weka is a flightless bird and very curious. Their entertaining antics make them popular with visitors. Weka are very protective of their own eggs and always one or both parents are close to the nest. Weka are known for their variety of food. They eat fruit and insects but also young birds and even mice and rats.

Weka - The Sounds French Pass New Zealand - AndreaEL Photography - Southland - www.photographer.org.nz

Weka - The Sounds French Pass New Zealand - AndreaEL Photography - Southland - www.photographer.org.nz

Weka, New Zealand // brown flightless birds, about the size of a chicken, native to NZ // they eat worms, leaves, berries, weta (see related pin!), frogs, spiders, etc. // weka are a vulnerable species due to hunting by ferrets, dogs, cats, and stoats, which were unknown before humans came

Weka, New Zealand // brown flightless birds, about the size of a chicken, native to NZ // they eat worms, leaves, berries, weta (see related pin!), frogs, spiders, etc. // weka are a vulnerable species due to hunting by ferrets, dogs, cats, and stoats, which were unknown before humans came

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