Kōrero: Land birds – overview

Transferring black robins

Transferring black robins

Black robins were decimated on the main islands of the Chatham group, and by 1976 there were only seven birds, all on one tiny island. With careful management the numbers had grown to over 200 birds by 2004. These people are transferring young black robins to another island with the aim of starting a new population.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10054742
Photograph by Don Merton

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Kerry-Jayne Wilson, 'Land birds – overview - Extinct, endangered and threatened species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9910/transferring-black-robins (accessed 6 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerry-Jayne Wilson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2015