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Kereru

The Miro delicious red berries provide Kai for the Kereru during the month of Haratua. The Kereru can be spotted fattened up on the tree branches taken more effort to fly from tree to tree. Often you hear them before you see them. The Kereru would become thirsty from eating the Miro berries and head too the waterways for a drink.  Traps would be laid to catch the birds while they drinking at the wetlands and in the streams. They were sometimes preserved in their own fat, while their feathers were used as adornment for cloaks.

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