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Changes in the population size of North Island weka (Gallirallus australis greyi) during establishment on Pakatoa Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand

TitleChanges in the population size of North Island weka (Gallirallus australis greyi) during establishment on Pakatoa Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBeauchamp, AJ, Hanbury, J, Hanbury, R
JournalNotornis
Volume56
Issue3
Pagination124-133
Type of Articlearticle
Keywordscolonisation, Gallirallus australis, North Island Weka, Rallidae, translocation
Abstract

Thirty-one North Island weka (Gallirallus australis greyi) were released on Pakatoa Island (26 ha), Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand in Aug 1996. The population then fluctuated between c.19 and 182 individuals, including c.6-55 pairs. The last of the translocated weka died between Jan and Jun 1998, during a drought and after the rodenticide Talon

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