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Takahe Porphyrio mantelli

Described by: Owen (1848)
Alternate common name(s): Notornis, North Island Takahe, Southern Takahe
Old scientific name(s): Notornis mantelli, Porphyrio hochstetteri


Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand - Jan, 2005 © Tom Tarrant  Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand - Dec 10, 2004 © Kanae Hirabayashi  New Zealand - 2003 © Colin Clark  Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand - Sep 23, 2004 © Jan Hartog  Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand - Sep, 2005 © Manfred Braun 
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New Zealand;
Very restricted range;
(1) North Island, New Zealand.
(2) Ex. sw. South Island, New Zealand (relict populations survive in a few valleys w. of Lake Te Anau in the Murchison Mountains and the Stuart Mountains).
Introduced to Tiritiri Matangi Is., Kapiti Is., Mana Is. and Maud Is.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Kiwi Wildlife Tours


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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