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Greg is a takahe. He is part of the open sanctuary on Tiritiri Matangi island in New Zealand. Takahe were thought to be extinct up until 1948 when a small group of them were discovered. Some more info on the takahe: http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/birds/land-birds/takahe/ Some other birds that you can see on Tiritiri Matangi are: tui, kokako, kiwi, tieke (saddleback), piwakawaka (fantail), hihi (stitchbird), kakariki, yellowhammer, korimako (bellbird), toutouwai (NZ robin), popokatea (whitehead), kereru (NZ pigeon), kingfisher, various seabirds. Some non-bird species you might see are the tuatara and the weta.

odax This photo was shot on film. Taken by odax with a Holga 135 BC loaded with Lucky SHD 100 film in Tiritiri Matangi, New Zealand. These tags describe this photo: takahe, greg the takahe, tiritiri matangi, island, bird, greg, grass, herbivore, native, endemic, rare, black and white, black & white, zealand, and new. Date: 2011-10. Time: Noon. This photo can also be found in the album Greg the Takahe.

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  1. kiri-girl


    Love! My fave bird!

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