A. D. Bartlett, 1852,
North Island, New Zealand.
Until recently, considered conspecific with A. australis and hitherto undescribed A. rowi, but differs from other taxa previously lumped with it in having brown vs grey, rufous or dark brown plumage (1); stiff vs soft feather tips (2); 17 vs <7 large tarsal scutes (3); long vs short facial bristles (2); presence of unique species of feather louse (= ecological difference)#R (1). Various genetic studies show the three to be well separated#R#R#R#R. Monotypic.
North I, New Zealand.
Introduced to several small islands off North I.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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