Kōrero: European discovery of plants and animals

Tethered takahē (1 o 3)

Tethered takahē

This male and female takahē were photographed by Geoffrey Orbell, an Invercargill doctor, in 1948. The species had been thought extinct until he rediscovered a population living in the Murchison Mountains, on the western shores of Lake Te Anau. He tethered this pair to sticks so that they could not escape.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Zoology-Birds, Takahe-01
Photograph by Geoffrey Buckland Orbell

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Andrews, 'European discovery of plants and animals - New directions: 1890s–today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10970/tethered-takahe (accessed 24 November 2020)

He kōrero nā John Andrews, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007