Story: Conifer–broadleaf forests

Bellbird feeding

Bellbird feeding

Bellbirds pollinate plants and disperse seed in conifer–broadleaf forests. The insect-pollinated flowers of five-finger (Pseudopanax arboreus) provide a supply of insects for bellbirds to feed on. Bellbirds also eat the ripe black fruits and disperse the seed.

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John Dawson, 'Conifer–broadleaf forests - Native wildlife and forest survival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2021)

Story by John Dawson, published 24 Sep 2007