Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Kiwis :: Southern Brown Kiwi

Southern Brown Kiwi Apteryx australis

Described by: Shaw (1813)
Alternate common name(s): Brown Kiwi, Common Kiwi, Stewart Island Brown Kiwi, Tokoeka
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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S. New Zealand;
Three populations;
(1) Sw. South Island in Southland and in Fiordland from Milford Sound s. to s. of Preservation Inlet, coastal islands (Resolution Is., Cooper Is., Long Is., Parrot Is., and Secretary Is.), and inland as far as Lake Te Anau. An isolated population apparently exists further n. between Haast and Arawata River.
(2) Stewart Is. s. of Paterson Inlet.


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


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