Scientific Name:

Coenocorypha iredalei


South Island Snipe


South Island Snipe Fact File

Distribution: (Formally) Stewart Islands off New Zealand

Conservation Status: Extinct – since September 1964

Subspecies: None – Monotypic

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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.