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Saddleback or Tieke

Philesturnus carunculatus


Saddleback or Tieke (Philesturnus carunculatus)


Gondwanaland remnant forest.


Ulva Island bird sanctuary. This species had declined to only 36 birds. After a very successful rescue program there are now at least 700 Tiekes spread over several off-shore islands.

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New Zealand

Spotted on Nov 22, 2007
Submitted on Nov 23, 2010

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