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- n. An insectivorous bird native to New Zealand, with scientific name Bowdleria punctata.
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Extant endemics on Rakiura and its offshore islets include subspecies of southern robin (Petroica australis rakiura), weka (Gallirallus australis scotti), and fernbird (Bowdleria punctata stewartiana), as well as a leaf-veined slug, a Paryphanta spp., and the harlequin gecko (Hoplodactylus nebulosis).
The World Heritage area contains the largest populations of the following other uncommon or declining bird species: the forest race of New Zealand falcon; fernbird Bowdleria punctata and Fiordland crested penguin Eudyptes pachyrhynchus.