Today’s photo of the week is of a kererū at Zealandia in Wellington.
The kererū is a vital disperser of large native fruits, such as karaka, tawa and miro. The disappearance of the kererū would be a disaster for our native forests.
The Great Kererū Count is currently underway around the country and runs from the 19 – 27 September. It is a nationwide collaboration between WWF New Zealand and Forest & Bird.
Participants all around the country are reporting kererū sightings, with over 2,400 birds spotted over the first weekend alone.
Find out more information on the Great Kererū Count website
Photo: © Janice McKenna.