The korapa trap was mainly used to catch robins, but was also used for other birds. It was pegged upright, and bait – worms, berries or grubs – was scattered beside it. When robins arrived, the string was pulled and the trap landed on the bird.
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Reference: Elsdon Best, Forest lore of the Maori. Wellington: Dominion Museum, 1942
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