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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Callaeidae.
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Maungatapu Saddle was a South Island Kokako (Callaeas c. cinerea).
There are, for example, several isolated populations (less than 400 pairs) of the North Island kokako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni EN) scattered around these northern forest remnants.
Extirpated species include birds such as the South Island subspecies of the endangered kokako (Callaeas cinerea cinerea) and the extinct piopio (Turnagra capensis), the grayling fish (Prototroctes oxyrhynchus), and plants like Stellaria elantinoides.
(Callaeas cinerea cinerea) IN MOUNT ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK
Nevertheless, the endangered North Island kokako (Callaeas cinerea) persists in the Waipoua forest, and fantails (Rhipidura fuliginosa), North Island robins (Petroica australis longipes), whitehead (Mohoua albicilla), tuis (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae), and kereru, or New Zealand wood-pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) are all present.
Kapiti Island now has 10 percent of the national population of takahe (Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri EN) as well as stitchbirds (Notiomystis cincta VU), North Island kokako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni EN), long-tailed bats (Chalinolobus tuberculatus VU) and the country's largest population of little spotted kiwi (Apteryx owenii VU), while Mana Island has Cook Strait giant weta (Deinacrida rugosa VU), the endemic McGregor's skink (Cyclodina macgregori VU) and the gold-striped gecko (Hoplodactylus chrysosirecticus).