Buff weka, Chatham Islands
The weka is a large, brown flightless bird that has a famously feisty and curious personality. These two qualities traditionally made the bird an easy food source for Māori and early European settlers.
Learn all about the feisty and curious weka.
There are numerous threats to weka around the country. Learn about past and current threats to this unique bird.
Find out about the potential for recovery and review DOC's recovery plan for the weka.
There are a number of ways you can protect weka populations around the country.
Watch videos, read blog posts by DOC staff, and check out the latest news about weka and DOC's work with these birds.
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