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  • A kererū pigeon feeding on kawakawa fruit in a tree.
    Rights: Image courtesy of Nga Manu Images Published 8 July 2010 Size: 150 KB Referencing Hub media

    The kererū has the widest gape out of all New Zealand native birds. This enables it to eat the largest berries in the forest. The kererū is important in the seed dispersal of large native berries in forest ecosystems and trees, such as the kawakawa, rely on native birds for seed dispersal.

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