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Recent evolutionary history of New Zealand's North and South Island Kokako ( Callaeas cinerea ) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences

Murphy, Stephen; Flux, I A; Double, Michael


The Kokako (Callaeas cinerea) is an endangered, forest-dependent bird belonging to the endemic New Zealand family Callaeidae, the New Zealand wattlebirds. Two subspecies of Kokako are recognised: the now extinct orange-wattled South Island Kokako (SI Kokako) and the blue-wattled North Island Kokako (NI Kokako). The latter is the subject of intense conservation management and several populations have now been established on offshore island reserves. This study aimed to investigate the recent...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Emu
DOI: 10.1071/MU05007


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