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South Island Takahe

Porphyrio hochstetteri (Meyer, AB 1883)

The takahē, also known as the South Island takahē or notornis, is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand, and the largest living member of the rail family. It was hunted extensively by Māori, but was not named and described by Europeans until 1847, and then only from fossil bones. In 1850 a living bird was captured, and three more collected in the 19th century. After another bird was captured in 1898, and no more were to be found, the species was presumed extinct. Fifty years later, however, after a carefully planned search, takahē were dramatically rediscovered in 1948 by Geoffrey Orbell in an isolated valley in the South Island's Murchison Mountains. The species is now managed by the New Zealand Department of Conservation, whose Takahē Recovery Programme maintains populations on several offshore islands as well as Takahē Valley. It has now been reintroduced to a second mainland site in Kahurangi National Park. Although takahē are still a threatened species, their NZTCS status was downgraded in 2016 from Nationally Critical to Nationally Vulnerable. The population is 418 and is growing by 10 percent per year. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
   Porphyrio
Scientific:
  Porphyrio hochstetteri


Original description

Citation:
  (Meyer, AB 1883)

Reference:
   Abbild. Vog.-Skelett. Lief. 4&5 p.28 pl.34-37

Protonym:
  Notornis Hochstetteri

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/35827986


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  6001C6A858D9DDA0

Avibase ID:
  avibase-6001C6A8

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/6001C6A8


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 707814

Geographic range:

  • Porphyrio hochstetteri: Mts. of s South I. (New Zealand). Endangered.
English:
South Island Takahe
Catalan:
Takahe de l'illa Sud
Czech:
slípka novozélandská
Danish:
Sydlig Takahe
German:
Takahe
Spanish:
Calamón takahe
Spanish (Spain):
Calamón Takahe
Finnish:
takahe
French:
Takahé du Sud
Croatian:
Takahe
Hungarian:
takahe
Italian:
Takahe
Japanese (romaji):
nantoutakahe
Japanese:
ナントウタカヘ
Lithuanian:
Takašė sultonvištė
Dutch:
Zuidereilandtakahe
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Sørtakahe
Norwegian:
sørtakahe
Polish:
takahe południowy
Portuguese:
takahe
Russian:
Такахе
Slovak:
sultánka novozélandská
Serbian:
Takahe
Swedish:
sydötakahe
Ukrainian:
Такахе південний
Chinese:
南秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional):
南島青水雞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Takahe (South Island) ( Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Takahe (South Island) ( Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Southern Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Southern Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Southern Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Southern Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Southern Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Southern Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Southern Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Southern Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Southern Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
South Island Takahe ( Porphyrio hochstetteri) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Porphyrio hochstetteri [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Porphyrio hochstetteri [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Porphyrio [mantelli or hochstetteri] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Azerbaijani: cənub takahesi
Bengali: তাকাম঴
Bengali (transliteration): tākāhē
Catalan: Takahe de l'illa Sud
Czech: slípka novozélandská
Danish: Sydlig Takahe
German: Südinsel Takahe, Takahe
English: North Island takahe, South Island Takahe, South Island Takahé, Southern Takahe, Takahe, Takahe (South Island)
English, HBW: South Island Takahe
English (IOC): South Island Takahe
English (United States): South Island Takahe
Esperanto: Hochstetter-porfirio, Hoĥŝtetera porfirio, Sudinsula takaheo, Takaheo
Spanish: Calamón takahe
Spanish (Spain): Calamón Takahe
Spanish (HBW): South Island Takahe
Estonian: takahe (lõuna-sultantait)
Finnish: Eteläsaarentakahe, takahe
French: Takahé du Sud, Talève takahé, Talève takahé (Sud), Talève takahé du Nord, Talève takahé du Sud
Croatian: Takahe
Hungarian: takahe
Italian: Takahe
Japanese (romaji): nantoutakahe
Japanese: ナントウタカヘ
Kazakh: оңтүстік аралдық такахе
Scientific: Notornis Hochstetteri, Notornis mantelli hochstetteri, Porphyrio hochstetteri, Porphyrio hochstetteri hochstetteri, Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri
Lithuanian: Takašė sultonvištė
Maori: Moho
Dutch: Zuidereilandtakahe
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sørtakahe
Norwegian: sørtakahe
Polish: takahe południowy
Portuguese: takahe
Portuguese (Portugal): caimão-takahe-do-sul
Russian: Такахе
Slovak: sultánka novozélandská
Serbian: Takahe
Swedish: sydötakahe, Takahe
Turkish: Güney Adası sazhorozu
Ukrainian: Такахе південний
Chinese: 南秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 南島青水雞

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