Rails, Gallinules and Coots (Rallidae)

Takahe (Porphyrio mantelli) - HBW 3, p. 197

French: Talève takahé German: Takahe Spanish: Calamón Takahe

Taxonomy: Notornis Mantelli Owen, 1848, Waingongoro, North Island, New Zealand.
Occasionally still placed in genus Notornis (see page 112). Nominate race of North I, New Zealand, recently extinct. One extant subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • hochstetteri (A. B. Meyer, 1883) - SW South I, New Zealand.