22 Dec 2018

Early birds

From Kākāpō Files, 7:00 pm on 22 December 2018

It's the summer solstice, and things are definitely hotting up in the kākāpō world.

DOC's Kākāpō Recovery Programme scientist Andrew Digby says there is lots of booming action amongst the male kākāpō on Whenua Hou / Codfish Island.

And manager Deidre Vercoe has some breaking news about a pair of early birds, Pearl and Boss.

Kākāpō are currently found on three islands. Whenua Hou / Codfish Island, near Stewart island. Pukenui / Anchor Island in Fiordland. And Hauturu / Little Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf.

Kākāpō are currently found on three islands. Whenua Hou / Codfish Island, near Stewart island. Pukenui / Anchor Island in Fiordland. And Hauturu / Little Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Photo: Jake Osborne

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