Photo of the week: Kererū at Zealandia

Department of Conservation —  23/09/2015

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.

Kererū. Photo: © Janice McKenna.

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.

3 responses to Photo of the week: Kererū at Zealandia


    Love hearing the sound of the Kereru when walking through the forest and to actually see them is fantastic. My parents get heaps of them in their garden at home down in Invercargill – always a fabulous sight to behold.