Story: Conifers

Miro seeds (2nd of 2)

Miro seeds

These miro seeds have been opened and eaten by kākāpō, an endangered ground-dwelling parrot that was once widespread throughout New Zealand. It is now confined to several island sanctuaries.

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Photograph by Don Merton

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - Mataī and miro: the plum pines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 May 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007