235. Endangered bird
© Bruce Goodman 2 June 2014

The South Island kokako was thought to be extinct. The kokako was a grey New Zealand bird. The endangered North Island kokako has bright blue wattles. The suspected extinct South Island kokako had bright orange wattles.

Elwyn was an amateur birdwatcher. He lived near the forest in the South Island. How exciting it was one day, to hear (perhaps it was, maybe it wasn’t) the call of the extinct kokako come from the trees in the forest. How even more exciting to find some fresh South Island kokako poo! If one needed proof that the bird still existed, it was in the fresh excrement. There was at least a pair. He couldn’t wait to inform the authorities of his discovery.

Oh! Look what the cat brought in.

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