Species

Kokako Release at Otanewainuku 18 September 2009

Birds and Bats

Our  fauna includes North Island brown kiwi, robins, tomtits, kereru and native long-tail bats.

Numbers of kiwi are boosted by translocation, and kokako have been reintroduced to the Forest.

Click on a species listed (right) to learn more about it

 

 

 

Flora of Otanewainuku

An unmodified podocarp/broadleaf type forest. One study recording 302 indigenous plant species.

Major canopy and emergent species

Includes: Rimu rimu, matai, kahikatea, miro, Halls totara, tawa, pukatea, kohekohe, rewarewa, hinau, tanekaha, mangeao, kamahi and tawari. These majestic trees support a rich variety of epiphytes including orchids, perching lilies, rata and puka vines.

 

Sub canopy and understorey species

Includes: mamaku, nikau, pigeonwood, mahoe, fivefinger, pate, lancewood, silver fern, makomako, kawakawa, kanono, supplejack, kiekie, toropapa, and gully tree fern.

Ground cover is mostly crown ferns, hen and chicken fern, and seedlings of the above species.


Pests

Otanewainuku has many introduced pests to contend with: mustelids, feral cats, rats, mice, goats, deer, pigs, hedgehogs, possums and dogs.

Some are featured right, or visit the DOC website for more information.

 

 

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Birds and Bats

Kiwi

Kokako

North Island Robin

Long Tailed Bat


Flora

Rimu

Totara

King Fern

Rata

Fungi

 

Invertebrates

Stick insect

Land snails

Tree weta
 

Pests

Dogs

Ferral Cats

Rats

Mice

Hedgehogs

Possums

Pigs

Deer

Goats

Stoats

Ferrets

Weasels

 

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