Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Rails, Gallinules and Coots :: Takahe
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
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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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