Definitions

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  • n. A kiwi, Apteryx australis.

Etymologies

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Maori

Examples

  • Surveys show there are about 200 to 300 of the Haast tokoeka and only about 140 of the Okarito birds.

    Westland temperate forests

  • It was only in 1993 that the Okarito brown kiwi was recognized as a separate variety of the North Island brown kiwi (which once ranged this far south) and the Haast tokoeka as a separate variety of the South Island brown kiwi.

    Westland temperate forests

  • Westland's large areas of protected and relatively unmodified forest make it a center for avian diversity; as well as the more common forest species like tui (Prosthemadera novaseelandiae) and fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa) there are around 28 species of threatened birds within the region including the endemic Okarito brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli EN) and, in South Westland, the Haast brown kiwi or tokoeka (Apteryx australis VU).

    Westland temperate forests

  • All four species of kiwi are also threatened: tokoeka (Apteryx australis, VU), great spotted kiwi (Apteryx haastii, VU), brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli, EN), and little spotted kiwi (Apertyx owenii, VU).

    Biological diversity in New Zealand

  • The South Island boasts three species - the great spotted kiwi, the rowi and the tokoeka.

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