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Rare native bird found after two years

Published: 11:41AM Wednesday May 15, 2013 Source: ONE News

  • Duncan the Kokako has been found (Source: ONE News)
    Duncan the Kokako has been found - Source: ONE News

The rare native bird that went missing from a bird sanctuary near Auckland two years ago has been recaptured.

After his disappearance Duncan the Kokako was believed to be dead.

But the semi-flightless bird has now been netted in the Auckland suburb of Glendowie, 31 kilometres from where he went missing.

Duncan, one of only 750 kokako pairs left in the North Island, will be re-released back into the Waitakere Ranges Wildlife Park today.