TokoekaSouthern brown kiwi

Conservation status
In serious trouble

“Weka with a walking stick” (Ngāi Tahu). These kiwis have found their home in the steep terrain and frequently cold, bad weather of the Haast Ranges, Fiordland, and Stewart Island. Not everyone can live easily in these inhospitable environments, so no wonder tokoeka have a walking stick.

Southern Brown Kiwi

Photo: © Alina Thiebes