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Little Spotted Kiwi Apteryx owenii

Described by: Gould (1847)
Alternate common name(s): North Island Little Spotted Kiwi, Little Gray Kiwi, Little Grey Kiwi
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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New Zealand;
Restricted range;
Two populations;
The main remaining population has been introduced and is well established on Kapiti Island. Other smaller populations have been introduced on Hen Is. and Red Mercury Is. off n. North Island, and Long Is. off sw. South Island (Fiordland). A few birds may remain along the w. coast of South Island on D'Urville Is.
(1) Formerly occurred in se. North Island on Mt. Hector (900m) at the source of the Hutt River in the Tararua Range where a single specimen was collected in 1875.
(2) Main population formerly occurred on the D'Urville Is.; Scattered, but unconfirmed recent reports from the D'Urville Is. and n. South Island (one apparently confirmed in 1992). Also formerly occurred along the w. slopes of the Southern Alps on South Island from ne. Marlborough s. to s. Fiordland including Adel Tasman National Park and Fiordland near Chalky Inlet, Shark Cove, Dusky Sound and Large Burn.


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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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