The decline of the species has generally been attributed to the increasing incursion of forest into the alpine grasslands through the Holocene, although hunting by the Māori probably also played a role.

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The Takahe is classified as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

takahe pronunciation /təˈkaɪ, -ˈkɑ i/ Show Spelled Show IPA –nounnotornis. Use takahe in a SentenceSee images of takaheSearch takahe on the Web - Origin: 1850–55; < Maori takahē no·tor·nis - takahe pronunciation /noʊˈtɔr nɪs/ Show Spelled Show IPA –nouna rare, flightless gallinulelike bird, Notornis mantelli, of New Zealand. Also called takahe. More

Mount Takahe is a large, snow covered shield volcano standing 64 km SE of Toney Mountain in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. It is roughly circular, about 29 km across, and has a caldera up to 8 km wide. At 780 cubic km, it is a massive volcano. The volcano may have last erupted during the Holocene, and thus it is probably a potentially active volcano. More

Takahe Pictures Showing this Flightless Bird from New Zealand - Top Right Solid Corner The takahe, or South Island takahe, Porphyrio hochstetteri, is a flightless, colorful green and blue bird with a large red beak and pink legs, about the size of a chicken. Its small wings are used for display. Thought to be extinct from over-hunting and the introduction of predators, a few pairs were discovered in the Murchison Mountains of South Island, New Zealand in 1948. More

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Takahe egg hatching in incubator Video credits © Granada Wild Audio credits © Master Tracks Takahe feeding with chick Video credits © BBC Natural History Unit Audio credits © Master Tracks Captive takahe chicks being fed by puppet adult Video credits © Granada Wild Audio credits © Master Tracks Takahe More

* Takahe (Notornis mantelli) Takahe (Notornis mantelli) * * * REFERENCED IN * RELATED TO Aspects of the topic "takahe" are discussed in the following places at Britannica Assorted References * Lake Te Anau (in Lake Te Anau (lake, New Zealand)) * New Zealand (in New More

Takahe were only rediscovered in 1948 and remain among our rarest birds. Thanks to high flyers like the chicks in this video, takahe can once again roam the Murchison Mountains in Fiordland. Find out more Publication Takahē Recovery Plan 2007-2012 (PDF, 1200K) Publication Tree planting for attracting native birdsInformation You can see takahē at Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre and the Te Anau Wildlife Centre. More

Bailey Clouston’s ‘ Inquisitive Takahe’ has won the Mitre 10 Takahe Rescue Kids Art Competition out of over 5,000 entries nationwide. Bailey a ten year old first time entrant can now look forward to shouting his family an exciting Takahe Wilderness trip to Te Anau with Department of Conservation (DOC) rangers as their host. Largest Takahe Release in Fiordland Sixteen juvenile takahe have been released into an extensively trapped area in the Murchison Mountains, Fiordland National Park. More

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These Takahes once lived only on North Island, New Zealand. The species is known mainly from skeletal remains. Its decline seems to have been caused primarily by the loss of its alpine grassland habitat to forest, starting from about 12 000 years ago. Hunting by the Maori probably also contributed to the decline. By 1900, all Takahes were believed to be extinct. However, in 1948, some birds were discovered in an almost inaccessible valley on South Island, New Zealand. More

Takahe fly home looking for love in a cold climate = By Angela Gregory5:00 AM Friday Jun 1, 2007 1. Facebook 2. Twitter 3. Email 4. Print Hauraki (left), his little brother Tango and Tiri were taken from their island refuge in the Hauraki Gulf and flown to Fiordland to start a new life. More

Takahe Restaurant is nestled in the beautiful bush surroundings of the busy Titirangi village, 20 minutes from Aucklands CBD. Only minutes from extensive, pristine walking tracks in the idyllic Waitakere Ranges and the stunningly rugged West Coast Beaches. The restaurant seats 65+ including a deck, indoor seating and covered outside smoking area with enough gas heaters to keep you warm even in winter. More

Takahe are one of New Zealand's storm-blown land bird migrants from the Australian continent. Since its possible Miocene-Pliocene arrival 5 to 20 million years ago, it has diverged considerably from its origins, becoming totally flightless. The related pukeko that arrived with a more recent migration during the Holocene, has changed little and is not distinguishable from Australian forms. More

Takahe, Rhinoceros, Bison and Iguanas all jump aboard the big green bus being driven by a friendly penguin.Lee, Josh (illus.) Mary Murphy (text): The Bus to the Zoo by Murphy, David / Reading TimePoems 2008 (forthcoming April 2009), the New Zealand Listener, Poetry New Zealand, Takahe,Waiting on an Island for the Missing Balloonist by Sharpe, Kerrin P. / Junctures: The Journal for Thematic DialogueAround a dozen species of endangered birds, including the extremely rare takahe, are now thriving. More

Takahe - photographer: Simon FordhamBelonging to the same family as the successful Pukeko, the Takahe, sadly not so successful, was thought to be extinct until the rediscovery of c. 250 birds in the Murchison Mountains of Fiordland in 1948. Since then their numbers surviving in the wild have declined, fluctuating between 110 and 160 birds. The low success rate in breeding is due partly to the high rate of egg infertility, about 40%. More

Mount Takahe is an isolated shield volcano in eastern Marie Byrd Land with an 8-km-wide summit caldera. The massive 780 cu km volcano displays a conical, youthful morphology, and the oldest dated rocks are only 0.31 million years old. Three samples were too young to date by Potassium-Argon, and some tephra layers younger than 30,000 years in the Byrd Station ice core are thought to have originated from Mount Takahe. More

The takahe is a flightless bird in the rail family native to New Zealand. These remarkable birds have a fascinating conservation story, thanks to the fact that they were thought extinct for fifty years before being rediscovered in a remote valley in New Zealand. Today, captive takahe populations are being used to revitalize the takahe population, and several careful releases in other regions of New Zealand have been arranged, with the hopes of expanding the range of the takahe again. More

vues petepage — 23 février 2007 — The flightless Takahe was believed extinct until it was rediscovered in the remote mountains of South Island NZ. petepage — 23 février 2007 — The flightless Takahe was believed extinct until it was rediscovered in the remote mountains of South Island NZ. More

Picture of Porphyrio mantelli above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Original source: Rosie Perera
Author: Rosie Perera
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Order : Gruiformes
Family : Rallidae
Genus : Porphyrio
Species : mantelli
Authority : (Owen, 1848)