Kōrero: Wetland birds

Auckland Island rail

Auckland Island rail

Auckland Island rails are much smaller than banded rails, and are hard to see. They produce a variety of calls, including a loud whistled note repeated about 50 times in a 12-second period. This bird was brought as a juvenile to the Pūkaha Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre for observation, where it lived to the age of nine years.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10036058
Photograph by Rod Morris

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Rails and crakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14655/auckland-island-rail (accessed 5 August 2021)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015