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Stewart Island weka      Stewart Island weka
(Gallirallus australis)
There are 4 subspecies recognised, the Stewart Island weka (scotti) is the smallest. The weka is inquisitive and daring. These birds will steal your sandwiches and anything else lying around if you are not careful. This bird was photographed on Ulva Island, Stewart Island.

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Listen to a variety of bird calls in the sound gallery.

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