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Keywords:Fiordland, Location, Moho, Murchison Mountains, New Zealand, New Zealand wildlife, Notornis, takahe, Wildlife, burwood, reserve
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Dimensions4783 x 3331
Original file size11.7 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken7-May-05 14:38
Date modified31-Jan-12 05:33
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 20D
Focal length40 mm
Exposure1/200 at f/11
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Hebe with captive-reared juveniles

Hebe with captive-reared juveniles

The Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri) is a flightless rail weighing up to 3kg. They were believed extinct until a dramatic rediscovery in 1948 by Geoffrey Orbell, in the Murchison Mountains of Fiordland. Endemic to New Zealand, a remnant population still survives in the subalpine grasslands of the Murchison Mountains. There are only 250 birds surviving today with an intensive conservation programme in action to save the takahe from extinction.