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Gisborne's Online Zoo - Weka

Welcome to the 'WEKA' page...

CLICK photo to hear 1 minute 7 second recording of a North Island WEKA giving territorial calls.

The Weka (Woodhen)... once was the most well known bird in Poverty Bay...

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Motu Special - 5 Mountain Bike Races <<< CLICK here if you want to be sure to see WEKA...  visit MOTU - enter the Motu Special Bike Races!!

The Weka (Woodhen) -  was the most well known bird in Poverty Bay - then during the early 1980's a mystery virus decimated the Weka population... but nowdays the bird is starting to make a comeback. It can be seen inland at Motu, just over an hour's drive inland from Gisborne.

The familiar 'coo-eet' cry of the bird can be heard in the evenings once again.

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