Kōrero: Extinctions

Cave rubble

Cave rubble

The remains of large birds often become preserved in caves where they sheltered and eventually died. Shown from above, this rubble on a cave floor at Honeycomb Hill, near Karamea, contains bone fragments. Above the floor is the cave’s limestone roof.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: CT007818
Photograph by Trevor Worthy

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Richard Holdaway, 'Extinctions - New Zealand extinctions since human arrival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13658/cave-rubble (accessed 8 June 2023)

He kōrero nā Richard Holdaway, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007