Scientific Name:

Coenocorypha aucklandica

The rare Campbell Island snipe. This bird was only discovered in 1997, and wasn’t formally described until 2010.




Subantarctic Snipe Fact File

Distribution: Antipodes Island and Auckland Island off New Zealand

Conservation Status: Near Threatened

Subspecies: Three

C. a. meinertzhagenae: Antipodes Island

C. a. aucklandica: Auckland Island

C. a. perseverance: Campbell Island

Current conservation efforts