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Kopuatai Peat Dome

Kopuatai Peat Dome

Wetland birds fly over part of the extensive Kopuatai Peat Dome. Covering 10,201 hectares, it is New Zealand’s largest restiad peat bog (bog dominated by rushes of the Restionaceae family). It is a wetland of international importance, and home to 54 species of birds including the Australasian bittern, banded rail, marsh crake and North Island fernbird.

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Photograph by John Greenwood

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Morrinsville', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/27333/kopuatai-peat-dome (accessed 23 February 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015