Story: Large forest birds

Takahē eating introduced grasses (2nd of 2)

Takahē eating introduced grasses

Some takahē have been moved to islands that are free of mammalian predators, to give the birds a chance to breed in safety. On some islands they eat non-native grasses – although there is concern that this diet may reduce their fertility.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Large forest birds - Takahē', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

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