AMANDA LIA ROGERS

Kapiti Island

Amanda RogersComment
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Kapiti Island's weka have a mixture of North Island and Western weka genes. 'Hybrid vigour' may be part of the reason that this population is doing so well, but since they don't represent one of four weka subspecies they won't be translocated to boost numbers elsewhere, remaining here to live out their days instead. Not a bad fate if you ask me!

Kapiti Island's weka have a mixture of North Island and Western weka genes. 'Hybrid vigour' may be part of the reason that this population is doing so well, but since they don't represent one of four weka subspecies they won't be translocated to boost numbers elsewhere, remaining here to live out their days instead. Not a bad fate if you ask me!

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Popokatea (whitehead)

Popokatea (whitehead)