South Island Kokako Callaeas cinereus


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Flux, I.; Bradfield, P.; Innes, J. 2006. Breeding biology of North Island Kokako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni) at Mapara Wildlife Management Reserve, King Country, New Zealand. Notornis 53(2): 199-207.

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

Innes, J.; Hay, R.; Flux, I.; Bradfield, P.; Speed, H.; Jansen, P. 1999. Successful recovery of North Island Kokako Callaeas cinerea wilsoni populations by adaptive management. Biological Conservation 87: 201-214.

Milne, A.; Stocker, R. 2014. Evidence for the continued existence of the South Island kokako (Callaeas cinerea) drawn from reports collected between January 1990 and June 2012. Notornis 61: 137-143.

Miskelly, C.; Crossland, A.C.; Sagar, P.M.; Saville, I.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Bell, E.A. 2013. Vagrant and extra-limital bird records accepted by the OSNZ Records Appraisal Committee 2011-2012. Notornis 60: 296-306.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Callaeas cinereus. Downloaded from on 23/08/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/08/2019.