Kokako takes title of 2016 Bird of the Year

Following some serious campaigning, the Kokako has taken out the title of Bird of the Year 2016, beating its closest rival the kea by over 1,000 votes.

With the only kokako in captivity living at Pukaha, the team at Pukaha Mount Bruce are excited and proud to be looking after Kahurangi.

We are pleased that we can offer our visitors the opportunity to see this beautiful bird up close. As an imprinted bird, she is usually keen to come to the front of her aviary to engage with visitors and she can often be heard wolf-whistling from the other end of the reserve.

A daily talk about kokako, and Kahurangi, is held at Pukaha Mount Bruce every day at 2.15pm