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Takahe

By jasonrwl
Many thanks for C&Cs on the Lake Wakatipu picture and especially to Leo and Sandy for their awards.

One of the rarest birds in the world. Thought to be extinct until a few were discovered in 1948 in a remote part of South Island. Now being kept in various offshore island sanctuarues away from predators and also in the Zealandia sanctuary in Wellington where this was taken. Total world population is approximately 276.

Thanks for looking
Jason

Tags: Bird New zealand Rare Wellington Wildlife and nature Takahe Zealandia

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Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2018 10:51AM
Wonderful capture...
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TonyDy Plus
10 50 3 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2018 12:57PM
Good shot, Jason.
Tony
derekp Plus
8 1 4 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2018 3:14PM
Well presented colourful shot, and interesting information.
How wonderful they have managed to survive near extinction Jason. wonderful. Pam

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