Kōrero: European discovery of plants and animals

Stephens Island wrens

Stephens Island wrens

These Stephens Island wrens (Traversia lyalli) were killed by cats on Stephens Island, off the Nelson coast, in 1894. One of the cats belonged to the island’s lighthouse keeper, Mr Lyall, who is commemorated in the scientific name.

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Ryan Photographic
Photograph by Paddy Ryan

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John Andrews, 'European discovery of plants and animals - Naturalists: 1840s–1890s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10968/stephens-island-wrens (accessed 7 December 2023)

He kōrero nā John Andrews, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007