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New Zealand Birds --

If we care about conservation of rare birds. Check 'em out.

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.


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Thanks. I will check it out.
Dan, Sandy Valley, NV
Posted: 2/6/2011 10:53:50 AM
i have 2 kakarikis, i would like to share, but i can't put them on, theres no place to type in kakarici PLEASE HELP these guys are soo Cute!! Thank you vicki
vicki, bakersfield, CA
Posted: 5/2/2009 2:32:04 PM
I have family in NZ. If you are bird lover, NZ is the place to go to see some unusual species of birds. I saw rosellas, tuis, kakas, and kararikis out in the wild. I was lucky to have seen takahes, keas and kiwis as well.
Veronica, Salisbury, MA
Posted: 4/7/2007 7:07:59 AM
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