Pukaha Mt Bruce N W C : Part 3 Eels & Takahe & Rifleman

EELS(Tuna) – threatened

The long finned eel is New Zealand’s biggest endemic fish.

They are under threat from commercial fishing,

habitat loss and pollution.






They are HUGE .



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  • Takahē
  • The Takahē, Notornis, or South Island Takahē is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand and belonging to the rail family. It was thought to be extinct after the last four known specimens were taken in 1898.Wikipedia
  • Rifleman

    The rifleman is generally considered to be New Zealand’s smallest bird (the equally light-weight grey warbler has a longer tail). It is one of only two surviving species within the ancient endemic New Zealand wren family. Riflemen are small forest-dwelling insectivores, and are constantly on the move, producing a characteristic ‘wing-flicking’ while moving through the canopy and foraging up and down tree trunks.


    Rifleman. Adult male South Island rifleman. . Image © Department of Conservation (image ref: 10029849) by Mike Soper, Department of Conservation Courtesy of Department of Conservation
    We could see them up in the trees.
    There was a man-made box nest

With the following sign under it!


We could hear chicks in the box!


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