Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Kiwis :: North Island Brown Kiwi

North Island Brown Kiwi Apteryx mantelli

Described by: Barlett, A. D. (1852)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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New Zealand;
Fragmented distribution;
N. of about latitude 40S on North Island in Northland s. of Tauroa Point and Doubtless Bay to Ruawai and Bream Bay (Waitangi State Forest and Waipoua State Forest), and South Auckland (Tangiteroria Kiwi Reserve). Occurs with lower density in other parts of North Island: Central and South Auckland (s. of Papakura, n. of the Coromandel Peninsula, e. of Thames), South Auckland and n. Taranaki (Kawhia Harbor to Lake Taupo), Taranaki and n. Wellington (North Taranaki Bight s. to Petea and e. to Tongariro National Park), Bay of Plenty to East Coast (between Putaruru and Tauranga and between Whakatane n. of Moutohora through Urewera National Park to s. Lake Waikamoana) and ex. nw. Hawkes Bay (s. and w. of Tarawera).
Introduced successfully to Little Barrier, Kawau, Pounui and Kapiti Is.


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


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