A feathered giant from another age

The Takahe – thought to be extinct until rediscovered by Geoffrey Orbell in 1948.  It is the largest (up to 20in high and up to 4kg in weight) living member of the rail family.  The world population is less than 300!

We saw this one in a protected natural area near Wellington.

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Porphyrio hochstetten – nr Wellington
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Wade and Rock are a UK based couple who love good food and wildlife and love travelling to find it. Wade does most, but not all, of the writing and the photography. Rock shares the eating experience and tells Wade when planned posts fall short on sense or style or taste. In the opinion of Wade (and many of our friends) she is also a fabulous baker. WadeandRockandFood mainly consists of reviews of restaurants and pubs we have recently visited. WadeandRockandWildlife and WadeandRockandPlaces are mostly photoblogs.

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