I was surprised to see in the latest updates for Clements that recognition
of Okarito Brown Kiwi A.rowi.
I would be glad to recived a copy of the paper by Tennyson, A. J. D., R. L.
Palma, H. A. Robertson, T. H. Worthy and B. J. Gill (2003) A new species of
kiwi (Aves, Apterygiformes) from Okarito, New Zealand. Records of the
Auckland Museum, 40: 55-64.
I have grave suspecions, which may turn out to the quite wrong, I admit,
that this is a conservation-motivated split. I knew about these populations
of deviant Kiwis, but always assumed that they were simply the products of
I have equal doubts about the split of Apteryx mantelli North Island Brown
Kiwi from A. australis South Island Brown Kiwi. Can anyone tell me where
this split was justified?
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