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.
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.
We love spotting them too. It’s only halfway through but over 10,900 kererū have already been spotted through the Great Kererū Count.
That is fantastic and great way to get public involved and interested in our birdlife.