Weka Gallirallus australis


Beauchamp, A. J.; Butler, D. J.; King, D. 1999. Weka (Gallirallus australis) recovery plan, 1999-2009. Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Beauchamp, A. J.; Hanbury, J.; Hanbury, R. 2009. Changes in the population size of North Island Weka (Gallirallus australis greyi) during establishment on Pakatoa Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. Notornis 56(3): 124-133.

Beauchamp, A. J.; van Berkum, B.; Closs, M. J. 1998. The decline of the North Island Weka (Gallirallus australis greyi) at Parekura, Bay of Islands. Notornis 45: 31-43.

Bramley, G. N.; Veltman, C. J. 2000. Directions for future management of North Island Weka Gallirallus australis greyi to improve survival and productivity in situ. Bird Conservation International 10: 241-253.

Heather, B.D.; Robertson, H.A. 1997. The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Marchant, S.; Higgins, P. J. 1993. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds, 2: raptors to lapwings. Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

Further resources

New Zealand Govt - Dept of Conservation - Recovery Plan

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Gallirallus australis. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.