July 2011
Read a report about the re-establishment of bellbirds and whitehead on Mana Island, near Wellington.

Transfer of bellbirds and whitehead from Kapiti Island to Mana Island report cover.


The report summarises the translocation of 31 bellbirds and 37 whitehead by Friends of Mana Island and the Department of Conservation, to re-establish populations Mana Island, off the west coast of the lower North Island of New Zealand.

It describes the capture, transfer, and release methods, and  recommends  future work.


Publication information

Produced by Lynn Adams and Sue Caldwell, Wellington Hawke's Bay Conservancy, Department of Conservation.

© Copyright July 2011, New Zealand Department of Conservation
ISBN 978-0-478-14890-9 (web PDF)

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