South Island takahe are endemic to New Zealand's South Island. Following conservation and reintroduction efforts South Island takahe have been introduced to the islands of Tiritiri Matangi, Kapiti, Mana, Maud, and Rarotoka, off the coast of New Zealand's South Island.
Biogeographic Regions: australian (Native )
Other Geographic Terms: island endemic
- Wallace, G. 2002. The Takahe: Fifty Years of Conservation Management and Research. The Auk, 119/1: 291-293.