Scientific Name: Porphyrio hochstetteri
Population Estimate: 150-220 individuals, Endangered status
Range / Habitat: Endemic to New Zealand. Year-round in grassland and pastureland in the Murchison Mountains in Fiordland and four predator-free off-shore islands.
Field Notes: Large awkward bird, similar coloration to Purple Swamphen but larger with more prominent beak and shield.
Personal Notes: We missed these birds on our Kapiti Island trip, but soon found these two at Karori Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellington.