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This page lists books that are totally or partially about the Takahe.

The books are listed in order of publication date with the most recent at the top.

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The Takahe: Fifty Years of Conservation Management and Research

Editor: William G. Lee and Ian G. Jamieson

Otago University Press


"The takahe is a large, flightless, herbivorous bird found in New Zealand. Nine contributions from the joint conference of the Ecological Societies of Australia and New Zealand reflect on attempts to conserve the takahe since its rediscovery (after presumed extinction) in 1948. A sampling of topics includes the origins and prehistoric ecology of takahe; population trends, dynamics and problems of fjordland takahe; and captive rearing."

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Rare and Endangered New Zealand Birds

Peter Gaze

Canterbury University Press


A guide to some of New Zealand's most endangered birds including the kokako, black robin and yellow-eyed penguin.

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J.R. Hay, H.A. Best & R.G. Powlesland

Endangered New Zealand Wildlife Series

John McIndoe Limited in association with the New Zealand Wildlife Services


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Last updated September 2011