Britain's Prince Harry didn't fulfil his hope of seeing a kiwi in the wild but he did get to see other native birds during a visit to a remote New Zealand island.

Harry traveled by boat to uninhabited Ulva Island Sunday during the second day of a weeklong visit to the South Pacific nation. He was immediately greeted by a weka, a flightless bird which resembles a kiwi.

Conservation workers on Ulva have eradicated rats and other predators that can eat the eggs of native birds, allowing the birds to flourish.

Harry first traveled south to Stewart Island, population 378. About half the residents turned out to greet him at a community hall or wave to him from outside. He delighted them by shucking an oyster, a local delicacy.