$10,000 offered for evidence towards the rediscovery of the South Island Kōkako

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Re: $10,000 offered for evidence towards the rediscovery of the South Island Kōkako

Postby Oscar Thomas » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:41 pm

A possible sound recording of the bird from Grey Valley has been released. It was recorded on March 24th, and can be found here around half way down the page: http://www.southislandkokako.org/the-search/
https://www.instagram.com/oscarkokako/ - NZ List (205) Glossy Ibis, Hauraki, Waikato
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Re: $10,000 offered for evidence towards the rediscovery of the South Island Kōkako

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:40 pm

A recent 'sighting': https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/10842290 ... anted-bird

It's hard to think of another grey bird with orange wattles, but strange things do happen in people's minds. The Gouland Downs looks very different to anywhere a NI kokako would hang out.
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Re: $10,000 offered for evidence towards the rediscovery of the South Island Kōkako

Postby sm1979 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:52 pm

Awesome!
Lets hope this is sighted again... and photographed!
Gouland Downs is definitely in the natural range of this bird.
Historically recorded from the alpine zone to sea-level.

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