Story: Land birds – overview

North Island kōkako pair

Kōkako belong to the Callaeidae family, which also includes the saddleback and huia.

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Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Land birds – overview - Land bird groups and their origins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Kerry-Jayne Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2015