January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Notornis, or Takahe, a flightless bird found only in New Zealand. It is about the size of a small turkey. It has bright greenish-blue plumage and a bright red bill. It was thought to be extinct until 1948, when a small group was found in a valley of the Murchison Mountains of the South Island. The birds are under the protection of the New Zealand government.


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