Most species are endemic to Australia, but some species grow in New Zealand,Malaysia. A shrub or small tree, early settlers soaked the leaves in boiling water to make a brewed tea rich in ascorbic acid (vit C).
Weka, New Zealand // brown flightless birds, about the size of a chicken, native to NZ // they eat worms, leaves, berries, weta (see related pin!), frogs, spiders, etc. // weka are a vulnerable species due to hunting by ferrets, dogs, cats, and stoats, which were unknown before humans came