Kōrero: Conservation – a history

Stewart Island snipe (2 o 4)

Stewart Island snipe

New Zealand snipe are small and stocky, with a long bill. Their plumage is chestnut and black, with pale feather margins, and parallel dark bands along the sides and top of the head. This Stewart Island subspecies was photographed on Big South Cape Island. The island was its final refuge before extinction in 1964, soon after rats reached the island from a fishing boat.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10040147
Photograph by Don Merton

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - Saving native birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13931/stewart-island-snipe (accessed 30 November 2021)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015