The hunt for the South Island kōkako, New Zealand’s long-lost bird

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The past accepted sighting of nan South Island kōkako was successful 1967, and it was declared extinct successful 2007 – but a imaginable sighting that aforesaid twelvemonth led to its reclassification, and a charitable spot group up to find it has been searching for nan vertebrate ever since

By Penny Sarchet

A 19th period illustration of nan South Island kōkako

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