Taken 24-Feb-06
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Keywords:Alpine zone, Fiordland, Location, Moho, Murchison Mountains, New Zealand, New Zealand wildlife, Notornis, Takahe, Wildlife
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Dimensions3435 x 2233
Original file size7.33 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken24-Feb-06 10:12
Date modified15-Aug-11 19:55
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 20D
Focal length100 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/400 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Takahe

Takahe

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.