|Photographed on Tiri Tiri Matangi, June 2017|
1194 TAKAHE Porphyrio hochstetteri
NEW ZEALAND 30
A very rare endemic which which was thought to be extinct when last four known birds were taken in 1898, however a small population were rediscovered in 1948 and conservation efforts have seen the population grow. Natural range is tussock land and beech forest in mountains west of Lake Te Anau; however also introduced to rank grasslands on a number of islands. 63 cm.