Kōrero: Large forest birds

Takahē eating introduced grasses (2 o 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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Photograph by Penny Carnaby

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Gerard Hutching, 'Large forest birds - Takahē', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10567/takahe-eating-introduced-grasses (accessed 29 November 2023)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015, updated 1 Aug 2023