South Island Takahe

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South Island takahe or takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri) images and facts - this gallery includes stunning close-up stock photos of the takahe, also known as the notornis. The takahe is a flightless, colorful green and blue bird with a large red beak and red legs. It has an average length of 25 inches and an average height of 20 inches, and its weight ranges between 4 to 9.3 lbs. The takahe is a dark blue color on its head, neck, and underside, and an iridescent blue-green on its wings. Its...
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