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WHAT DOES TAKAHE MEAN IN ENGLISH?
The Takahē, Notornis, or South Island Takahē is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand and belonging to the rail family. It was thought to be extinct after the last four known specimens were taken in 1898. However, after a carefully planned search effort the bird was rediscovered by Geoffrey Orbell near Lake Te Anau in the Murchison Mountains, South Island, on 20 November 1948. The specific scientific name commemorates the Austrian geologist Ferdinand von Hochstetter.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TAKAHE» OVER TIME
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about takahe
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TAKAHE»
Discover the use of takahe in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to takahe and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World
(60-65 cm) Weight: Unknown Clutch size: 2 eggs Incubation: 30 days Diet:
Insects, plant shoots, fern rhizomes Habitat: Montane forests and grassy
meadows Range: Murchison and Kepler Mountains of South Island, New
Zealand The takahe ...
DID YOU KNOW that takahe have been thought to be extinct two times? Or that there's a place in New Zealand called Takahe Valley?
Jenny Jones, 2006
International Wildlife Encyclopedia: Sweetfish - tree snake
The takahe is the largest living rail. Once widespread on New Zealand's North
and South Islands, today it is limited to mountains on South Island and four island
sanctuaries. TAKAHE The takahe feeds on snow-grass, using its strong pink.
Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
There are a number of tussock species in lowland open habitats and forest
margins which may have supported takahe without necessarily having been
ideal food for them during the Holocene. For example, takahe in Northland could
have fed ...
South Island Takahe (Notornis mantelli hochstetteri) The takahe is the most
impressive member of the rail family, a gallinule that lost its ability to fly long ago
and grew very large, due to its formerly secure habitat and the lack of predation
Clive Roots, 2006
Conservation Biology and Applied Zooarchaeology
An excellent example concerns the conservation of the takahe (Porphyrio
hochstetteri). takahe are large flightless rails that were believed to be extinct until
their rediscovery in the subalpine tussockland of the murchison mountains of
Steve Wolverton, R. Lee Lyman, 2012
New Zealand Journal of Zoology
DENIS R. BODY Applied Biochemistry Division Department of Scientific and
Industrial Research Private Bag, Palmerston North, New Zealand Abstract
Chemical and physical characteristics of infertile takahe eggs, 1 laid by a wild
bird and 3 ...
Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
(1984) to mean that takahe were closely adapted to Pleistocene grasslands.
Beauchamp and Worthy (1988) documented the wide distribution of takahe in
lowland fossil sites, and concluded that, during the Holocene, the species was ...
New Boots in New Zealand: Nine Great Walks, Three Islands ...
I peer into the luscious enclosure of the takahe. One hobbles over and goes to
sleep near my feet. The takahe was designed by a small child with a pack of
crayons. Its body is slightly too round, like most things drawn with thick pens by
Gillian Orrell, 2012
The takahe For half a century the flightless blue-green takahe (Notornis mantelli)
was thought to be extinct. These plump, turkey-like birds - close relatives of the
ubiquitous pukeko - were once common throughout New Zealand. By the time ...
Laura Harper, Tony Mudd, Paul Whitfield, 2002
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TAKAHE»
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Cute takahe chick steals the show
A cute takahe chick stole the show today as Motutapu island celebrated 21 years of volunteer conservation work. The months-old chick, which has yet to be ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
Booster shot after Tawharanui takahe dies
After the death of a critically endangered takahe at Tawharanui Open Sanctuary the remaining birds were rounded up for check ups and booster shots. «Stuff.co.nz, Jun 15»
New home for pair of rare takahe
Two 18-month-old takahe are exploring their new home on an island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf after being air-lifted from a South Island sanctuary for critically ... «New Zealand Herald, May 15»
Takahe to be released on Rotorua Island
The takahe is the world's largest living rail and there are only 270 left in the world. A rare chance to see the release of endangered takahe on Rotorua Island is ... «Auckland stuff.co.nz, May 15»
Stork brings new takahe to Motutapu
It is the first takahe to be born on the island, which conservationists said was huge news for the fragile species. Twenty of the critically endangered birds were ... «Radio New Zealand, Mar 15»
Tawharanui gets two new takahe
One of the two takahe is released into his new home at Tawharanui Regional Park. Photo: Justine Sanderson, TOSSI. Two new endangered takahe have joined ... «The Aucklander, Mar 15»
Taupō golf course becomes luxury retirement home for takahe
Critically endangered takahē have a new retirement home in Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary thanks to work undertaken by its bird-loving owner, Gary Lane, to secure ... «Scoop.co.nz, Mar 15»
Takahe thrive in record breeding year
Mitre 10 is involved in the takahe programme and the chain's marketing manager Dave Elliott says it has now built 23 pens at Burwood for breeding pairs. «3News NZ, Mar 15»
Troublesome takahe: Motutapu is Alcatraz for Peti crim
Peti the takahe will join 17 others of her breed on Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf. She's shown the slick skills of famed prison escaper George Wilder in ... «New Zealand Herald, Feb 15»
Takahe and pukeko have genetic links to Africa, Australia
Massey University researchers have analysed DNA from swamphens, which include both takahe and pukeko, to understand how the iconic New Zealand birds ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jan 15»
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