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Little spotted Kiwi / Kiwi pukupuku (Apterux owenii) (Apterygidae: Kiwis) Wellington, NZ

The Little spotted Kiwi is the smallest of New Zealand's five species of Kiwi. It became extinct on the mainland and survived only on Kapiti Island near Wellington following introduction there between 1912-1923. A number of trans-locations to other predator free off-shore islands have been successfully made. The birds filmed here were filmed at Zeelandia (formerly the Karori Wildlife Santuary) in Wellington, where a trans-located population now breeds (estimate about 100 birds) in a mainland valley kept free of introduced predators. I filmed these nocturnal birds using infra-red illumination during a guided night tour of the park.



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