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- Rails, Cranes & Friends
The Kōkako is a species of songbird that lives in forests of New Zealand. This lovely bird is mostly dark grey in plumage, with a bright wattle under the beak. The more common North Island subspecies has a blue wattle.
The two subspecies of the Kokako was once extremely common and widespread across New Zealand. The Kokako has a conservation status of Endangered. The species has suffered great habitat loss, but its biggest threat is due to predation by introduced predators like rats and possums. Captive breeding programs from the New Zealand Department of Conservation and other groups aim to release birds in predator-free zones (including offshore islands) in order to help save the species from extinction.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 17 November 2012|
|Scientific Name||Callaeas cinereus|
|Birdorable Family||Corvids, Shrikes & Friends|
(as of 26 January 2017)
|Range||Australia and New Zealand|