Story: Conifer–broadleaf forests

Kererū eating berries

Kererū eating berries

Kererū (New Zealand pigeons) are important for the survival of many forest species. They are the sole or major seed dispersers for over 60 tree and shrub species, including karamu (Coprosma robusta).

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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