Extinct bird spotted in South Island

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A bird that is supposedly extinct has reportedly been spotted in Golden Bay near the top of the South Island.
A tramper hiking on the Heaphy Track was looking for takahē in the bush. Instead what he found was a large dark blue bird with orange under its beak. The bird flew onto a branch, hopped along a couple of branches, then flew away.
It’s thought to have been a South Island kōkako, known as “the grey ghost”. The South Island kōkako was classified as extinct by the Department of Conservation in 2007.
However, every year there are around half a dozen sightings. The trust is offering a $10,000 reward for definitive photographic evidence of the South Island kōkako’s existence.
Mr Nilsson said they had hundreds of reports from people claiming to have seen the birds over the years.
The last accepted sighting of the orange-wattled kōkako – a separate species from the endangered blue-wattled North Island kōkako – was in Mount Aspiring National Park in 1967.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

That is real amazing

jack
jack
2 years ago

Wow thats cool I might try find one

hishaam
hishaam
2 years ago

dont kill the bird

Blake
Blake
2 years ago

thats so gooooood

Carolyn
Carolyn
2 years ago

Wow! This is good though ‘cos then that bird isn’t extinct!??

Hemadri
Hemadri
2 years ago

Yay there is one more animal un-extinct

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

DONT KILL IT!!! It’s so cool.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s awesome

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Nice work BRO

potato
potato
2 years ago

whoa,i’d love to see one of those!

Hemadri
Hemadri
2 years ago

I agree DON’T KILL THE BIRD

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

yay

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

LONG LIVE THE BIRD
(:

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

thats cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

I agree do not kill the bird

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow i would love to spot one!!!:D

NZ
NZ
2 years ago

First i thought this was about another country

NZ
NZ
2 years ago

NZ birds are really unique

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

and then dinosaurs are discovered again XD

Jim
Jim
2 years ago

Very nice

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

AMAZING!!! AHHH

h
h
2 years ago

really cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

wow

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Cool.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Don’t kill it

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Cool but don’t kill it

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

So cute so cute that I don’t want to kill it

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

This bird has been thought extinct for 11 years that is crazy.

TESSA
TESSA
2 years ago

YOU ARE NOT KIND

I LOVE PUPPY'S
I LOVE PUPPY'S
2 years ago

DON”T KILL IT DON”T KILL IT

Kyan
Kyan
2 years ago

this is amazing

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Long the Soviet Union

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Long live the Soviet Union

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Yay there are alive

Kirsten
Kirsten
8 months ago

wow cool

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