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Thread #140326   Message #3260783
Posted By: ChrisJBrady
21-Nov-11 - 07:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Visiting New Zealand Nov-April - Advice?
Subject: RE: BS: Visiting New Zealand Nov-April - Advice?
I am so glad you got to visit Tiri. Aha - Greg the takahe who lurks on the jetty looking for any visitor with an open bag on the ground to explore. Couldn't believe he's one of the rarest birds in the world. He's also the only swimming takahe in the world - apparently walks to the end of the jetty, jumps off into the sea, then swims back. And I guess his feathers aren't water proof. Here's some photos we took a few year's ago. at:

http://chrisbrady.itgo.com/takahe/takahe.htm