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1921
The year kererū gained total protection
21
The number of years kererū can live
1
The number of eggs laid per clutch
19640
The total number sighted in The Great Kererū Count 2015
 
 

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Munching on akapuka berries (Griselinia lucida) at the Arataki Visitor Centre, Waitakere Ranges, Auckland. ... See MoreSee Less

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The kōwhai tree is a prized source of food for a large number of our native birds, from the sweet nectar to the leaves. Surprisingly all parts of the kōwhai, particularly the seeds are poisonous to humans. The kōwhai tree did have its place in traditionally use. Māori used the flexible branches as a construction material in their houses and to make snares. Kōwhai flowers were used as a source of yellow dye, while medicinal uses came from the bark that was heated and made into a poultice to treat wounds or rubbed on a sore back or made into an infusion to treat bruising or muscular pains. It was said If someone was bitten by a seal, an infusion (wai kōwhai) was prepared from kōwhai and applied to the wounds and the patient was said to recover within days. So this beautiful native tree is not just about the pretty sweet smelling yellow flowers it’s also the giver of food and healing. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great footage of Stewart Island kererū grazing on grass :)

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