Family New Zealand Wattlebirds (Callaeidae)

Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

South Island Kokako (Callaeas cinereus)


French: Glaucope cendré German: Orangelappenvogel Spanish: Kokako de Isla Sur

Glaucopis cinerea

J. F. Gmelin

, 1788,

New Zealand = Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough


Often treated as conspecific with C. wilsoni (see above). Monotypic.


Historically#R, W coast of South I and Banks Peninsula, also Stewart I and offshore islets; single formally accepted recent record, from 2007, in upper Inangahua Valley (NW South I)#R#R; possibly extinct.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2017). South Island Kokako (Callaeas cinereus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 November 2017).