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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