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  • Two photos: kererū and a tūī feeding on fruit from native trees.
    Rights: Kererū, Geoff de Lisle, and tūī, courtesy of Ngā Manu Images Published 25 June 2021 Size: 3.8 MB Referencing Hub media

    While tūī and kererū both feed on fruit from native trees, the kererū has the widest gape out of all New Zealand native birds. This enables it to eat the largest berries in the forest. Together, these and other birds assist in the seed dispersal process, allowing seed germination to occur.

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