They are found in New Zealand and on small islands nearby.
They live in lowland forests.
They are large grayish-green birds with a white chest, sides, belly and legs. They can be more than 18 inches long.
Because of their diet of berries, they help spread seeds in the forest. Their predators are all introduced species like rats, cats, possoms and weasels (stoats), which eat their eggs and young.
They eat seeds, buds, flowers and berries.
Males fly a display to attract a mate. Females lay 1 egg and both parents warm it (incubate) and protect it for a month.
Species: H. novaeseelandiae
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