North Island Saddleback Philesturnus rufusater


Brunton, D. H.; Stamp, R. 2007. Seasonal and habitat-related changes in population density of North Island Saddlebacks (Philesturnus rufusater) on a small island: using distance sampling to determine variation. Emu 107(3): 196-202.

Collar, N.J.; Butchart, S.H.M. 2013. Conservation breeding and avian diversity: chances and challenges. International Zoo Yearbook 48(1): 7-28.

Hale. K. A. 2008. Disease outbreak amongst South Island Saddlebacks (Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus) on Long Island. Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Heather, B.D.; Robertson, H.A. 1997. The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Higgins, P. J.; Peter, J. M.; Cowling, S. J. 2006. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand & Antarctic birds. Volume 7: Boatbill to starlings. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U. K.

Hooson, S.; Jamieson, I. G. 2003. The distribution and current status of New Zealand Saddleback Philesturns carunculatus. Bird Conservation International 13: 79-95.

Lovegrove, T. G. 1996. A comparison of the effects of predation by Norway (Rattus norvegicus) and Polynesian rats (R. exulans) on the Saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus). Notornis 43: 91-112.

Merton, D. V. 1975. The Saddleback: its status and conservation. In: Unknown (ed.), Breeding endangered species in captivity, pp. 61-74. Academic Press, New York.

Parker, K.A. 2013. North Island saddleback. In Miskelly, C.M. (ed.) New Zealand Birds Online. Available at: www.nzbirdsonline.org.nz.

Roberts, A. 1994. South Island Saddleback recovery plan (Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus). Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Taylor, S. S.; Jamieson, I. G. 2007. Determining sex of South Island Saddlebacks (Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus) using discriminant function analysis. Notornis 54(2): 61-64.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Philesturnus rufusater. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/north-island-saddleback-philesturnus-rufusater on 29/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 29/09/2023.