Mrs. Weka


One lovely evening in paradise, aka during my stay at Hopewell, I saw this cute little weka. Weka, also known as Maori hen or woodhen, is a flightless bird species of the rail family (rallidae). I guess it got curious there for a minute! 🙂

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Published by Alive and Trekking

Dreamer. Adventurer. Traveller. Geek. Idealist. Nature. Spring. Loves New Zealand to bits.

4 thoughts on “Mrs. Weka

    1. Isn’t this little bird cute? To be honest, I have no idea if it’s a male or a female. 😛 Just thought the little fella was cute. 🙂 I didn’t have anything to give the bird (I’m not comfortable giving human foods to wild animals anyway). New Zealand really has given me an appreciation for birdlife.

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  1. Our indigenous water rails look very similar, though they are more likely to hide in the undergrowth rather than venture bravely forth like this New Zealand cousin 🙂 I definitely agree, birds and animals need to stick to their own healthy diets … human food is often not even good for humans never mind wild creatures!

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    1. You are so right. There’s so much bad food out there for people, let alone animals. I’d like to enjoy animals as naturally as possible 😉

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