Story: European discovery of plants and animals

Stephens Island wrens

Stephens Island wrens

These Stephens Island wrens (Traversia lyalli) were killed by cats on Stephens Island, off the Nelson coast, in 1894. One of the cats belonged to the island’s lighthouse keeper, Mr Lyall, who is commemorated in the scientific name.

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John Andrews, 'European discovery of plants and animals - Naturalists: 1840s–1890s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2021)

Story by John Andrews, published 24 Sep 2007