Image: Paul Nevin ©


Watch videos, read blog posts by DOC staff, and check out the latest news articles about takahē and DOC's work with this species.

Takahē in the news

DOC stories and media releases about our work with takahē.


See what's happening on social media on the Takahē Recovery Storify board.

Blog posts

Takahē. Photo © Sabine Bernert.
Takahē have a large, strong red beak, stout red legs and beautiful blue and green feathers

Read Conservation Blog posts about takahē
DOC's Conservation Blog offers a behind-the-scenes look at our conservation work.

Videos about takahē

Meet the Locals: Takahē
Once takahē were thought to be extinct. Then, in 1948, they were rediscovered. Although still very endangered, some takahē survive on offshore islands like Mana Island, near Wellington.

Meet the Locals: Takahē release
Takahē were only rediscovered in 1948 and remain among our rarest birds. Thanks to high flyers like the chicks in this video, takahē can once again roam the Murchison Mountains in Fiordland.

Meet the Locals: Takahē transfer
Learn about the takahē, one of New Zealand's rarest and most endangered species, in this Meet the Locals video.

Meet the Locals: Takahē champion
There aren’t many thirteen year olds who can say they’re helping to save a species, but Sophie Smith from Southland can. Watch this video to see how she’s involved in takahē conservation.

Trials of the takahē


Trials of the Takahe from Science Communication on Vimeo.

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