South Island Snipe Fact File
Distribution: (Formally) Stewart Islands off New Zealand
Conservation Status: Extinct – since September 1964
Subspecies: None – Monotypic
Current conservation efforts
The photograph of this species was taken by the late Don Merton a former senior member of the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC). The photograph was taken of a captive bird at Puai, Big South Cape Island. With thanks to DOC.