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 Rare NZ Native Birds Die

Monday, August 19, 2013

Nearly a dozen critically endangered native birds, including the critically endangered Takahe, died while in the care of the NZ Department of Conservation.

One adult Takahe was killed by a falcon or hawk and a pair of avian foster parents killed two freshly hatched black stilts at the Te Anau facility.

The report published by Fairfax NZ indicated that Takahe numbers increased from 118 in 1982 to about 270 currently. In the past 12 months five Takahe have died

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