Kokako – Did you know?

The wings of the Kokako are short and stubby which means they rely on their strong legs to help them move through the forest. When the Kokako on Tiritiri Matangi are young, their wattles are pink. It isn’t until they get older that they change to blue.  Read page 47 and hear Paikea tell Flo about why the wattles are important. The Kokako has a black mask across its eyes, a little bit like a highway man in days gone by.

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