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User / Bryan J. Smith / TAKAHE 0047
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Takahe, Notornis, Porphyrio hochstetteri, 63 cm / 24.8 in. CRITICALLY ENDANGERED and once presumed extinct. Now intensely managed and has recovered to a population of just over 300 birds. VERY RARE and ENDEMIC A large flightless rail in tussockland and beech forest in mountains. INTRODUCED to Tiritiri Matanga and other predator-free islands.

Bird Sanctuary and Research Center, Tiritiri Matanga Island, Auckland Region, North Island, New Zealand.

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  • Taken: Nov 3, 2016
  • Uploaded: Jul 11, 2019
  • Updated: Apr 27, 2020