Kōrero: Southland region

Takahē (1 o 3)

Takahē

The flightless takahē was once widespread in both North and South islands. But after the arrival of mammal predators it survived naturally only in Fiordland’s remote Murchison Mountains. Tussocks provide the takahē with shelter, nesting cover and food.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10050087
Photograph by Dave Crouchley

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/20090/takahe (accessed 23 January 2020)

He kōrero nā David Grant, updated 25 May 2015