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  • Photo of a Kererū with it's mouth full of karaka berry.
    Rights: Geoff de Lisle Published 2 February 2014, Updated 14 February 2019 Size: 38 KB Referencing Hub media

    The kererū is important in the seed dispersal of large native berries in forest ecosystems. Kererū are the only birds left (all others are now extinct) big enough to swallow the large fruits of the karaka tree.

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