15 Oct 2018

Kererū wins Bird of the Year 2018

From Morning Report, 8:55 am on 15 October 2018

It's the biggest day of the year for birds, with the winner of Forest and Bird's 2018 Bird of the Year about to be revealed. Has the Kea retained its title or has it been defeated by the flightless Kākāpō, the esteemed Kererū, or the sleek black stilt? This year saw the highest voter turnout on record, one cheeky bird turning up on Tinder, and almost 2000 fraudulent votes that had to be plucked out. Forest and Bird's Megan Hubscher joins Gyles Beckford in the studio to announce the winner.