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Kōkako in the news

Blog posts

  • Celebrating our feathered mothers
    11 May 2019
    This Mother’s Day, spare a thought for mothers of the feathered variety who have been handed a rough deal as predators attack them, their eggs and their fledglings.
  • Photo of the week: Kōkako
    01 November 2016
    The kōkako belongs to the endemic New Zealand wattlebirds, an ancient family of birds which includes the North and South Island saddleback and the extinct huia.
  • Jobs at DOC: Rod Hay, Science Advisor
    15 January 2015
    From kōkako researcher to Science Advisor at DOC, come behind the scenes and learn about Rod Hay including his claim to fame on the $50 note.
  • The adventure of Duncan the kōkako
    29 May 2013
    The famous kōkako Duncan captured hearts across the country this month with his great escape; here’s his story… DOC ranger Hazel Speed has mastered catching kōkako in the depths of mature native forest in Pureora. She’s also adept at moving through the dense scrub on Tirtiri Matangi Island to monitor these birds that, although renowned for their […]

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