Callaeas cinerea •

Callaeas cinerea

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. The kōkako make up two species of endangered forest birds which are endemic to New Zealand, the North Island kōkako and the presumably extinct South Island kōkako. They are both slate-grey with wattles and have black masks. They belong to a genus containing five known species of New Zealand wattlebird, the other three being two species of tieke and the extinct huia. Previously widespread, kōkako populations throughout New Zealand have been decimated by the predations of mammalian invasive species such as possums, stoats, cats and rats, and their range has contracted significantly. In the past this bird was called the New Zealand crow; however, it is not a crow at all, but it looks like one from a distance.

Detailed information
Full Name: kokako (Callaeas cinerea)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Birds
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 06/02/1970 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the kokako, Wherever found is known to occur: New Zealand
Federal register documents
Citation Page
06/02/1970 35 FR 8491 8498 Part 17 - Conservation of Endangered Species and Other Fish or Wildlife (First List of Endangered Foreign Fish and Wildlife as Appendix A)
04/14/1970 35 FR 6069 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Endangered Species Conservation); 35 FR 6069
No recovery information is available for the kokako.
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