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"Acoustic anchoring" and the successful translocation of North Island kokako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni) to a New Zealand mainland management site within continuous forest

Title"Acoustic anchoring" and the successful translocation of North Island kokako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni) to a New Zealand mainland management site within continuous forest
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMolles, LE, Calcott, A, Peters, D, Delamare, G, Hudson, J, Innes, J, Flux, I, Waas, J
JournalNotornis
Volume55
Issue2
Pagination57-68
Type of Articlearticle
KeywordsCallaeas cinerea wilsoni, conservation, endangered species, management, North Island kokako, playback, reintroduction, song
Abstract

In Jul and Aug 2005, 18 North Is kokako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni) were released into a 450-ha area of New Zealand native forest subject to intensive control of introduced mammalian predators. The area, Ngapukeriki (near Omaio, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand), lies within a 13,000-ha matrix of native and exotic forest subject to lower and variable degrees of predator control. In contrast to most previous kokako translocations, this project employed 3 tactics to maximise the likelihood that kokako would remain in the target area: 1) many birds were released in a short period; 2) playback of kokako song was broadcast in the release area (potentially creating an

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