Story: Large forest birds

Takahē plumage

Takahē plumage

Takahē feathers are a kaleidoscope of blue, turquoise and green, with contrasting white under-tail plumage.

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Reference: 10047234
Photograph by G. C. Climo

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Gerard Hutching, 'Large forest birds - Takahē', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015, updated 1 Aug 2023