You won't find many of these birds in aviculture, but you'll find a few familiar birds and gain an understanding of the impact of human beings on bird populations by perusing this site. As the introduction says, "[In New Zealand] there were some 70 species of birds found nowhere else in the world, more than a third of them were flightless and almost a quarter of them nocturnal. Today, New Zealand's forests are quiet, eerily so, empty of birds compared to those of pre-human times. Unique and vulnerable species were exterminated by hunting, habitat destruction and the introduction of mammalian predators. All we now have left are the remnants of a lost fauna." There are a few interesting New Zealand birds alive today, like the kiwi, the kakapo, kaka, kakariki and kea. We can all take heart from the story of the black robin if we care about conservation of rare birds. Check 'em out.