New Zealand Wattlebirds (Callaeidae)

North Island Kokako (Callaeas wilsoni) - HBW 14, p. 240

French: Glaucope de Wilson German: Graulappenvogel Spanish: Kokako
Other common names: Wattled/Blue-wattled/North Island Crow, Wattlebird

Taxonomy: Glaucopis wilsoni Bonaparte, 1850, North Island, New Zealand.
Often treated as conspecific with extinct C. cinereus, but differs in wattle colour (mainly orange in C. cinereus) and morphometrics, minor differences in plumage, also differences in behaviour and possibly vocalizations; recent genetic studies suggest that the two are better treated as separate species. Monotypic.

Distribution: Scattered localities on North I (including three small offshore islands), in New Zealand.