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Most birds have their dorsal feathers streaked with black, and all have their longest wing and tail feathers boldly barred with black.
Unfortunately weka are not as robust as they appear, and have become extinct over large tracts of the mainland.Weka are often killed by uncontrolled dogs, and are legally hunted on the Chatham Islands and on some muttonbird islands. Most birds have their dorsal feathers streaked with black, and all have their longest wing and tail feathers boldly barred with black.Weka have been eradicated from many islands where they had been introduced to, due to their predatory impacts on other fauna, especially burrow-nesting seabirds, ground nesting birds, reptiles and large invertebrates. Weka are charismatic birds that are often attracted to human activity.This makes an encounter with a weka a wildlife highlight for many people, as the curious bird searches for any food item that the intruder might bring.
Annually breeding occurs from late winter to early summer.