According to these tweets highlighting serious endangered New Zealand birds it’s World Wildlife Day.
I saw four takahe in Sunday at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary two adults and two juveniles that are now just about fully grown, but their beaks haven’t turned red yet.
Here’s a pic of one of the juveniles and you can sort of see the red beak of an adult on the right.
There are six takahe in total at Orokonui at the moment. They keep the two pairs of adults separated by a fence as they are very territorial.
They have had Sirocco the ambassador kakapo at Orokonui when he has been on tour. If he comes again I will make sure I go have a look.