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Kagu: Rhynochetidae

Geographic Range

Grand Terre, the largest island of the New Caledonia island group, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Presently, the entire population of kagus is broken up into isolated groups in various forest areas on Grande Terre. The largest population lives in Blue River Territorial Park, near the southern tip of the island. The park is patrolled and dogs are kept at bay. The second largest population is legally protected in Nodela Special Reserve, but the reserve has no guards or controls on dogs. There is a third small, partly fenced park for semi-captive breeding of kagus, near Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia.

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Animal Life ResourceBirdsKagu: Rhynochetidae - Physical Characteristics, Geographic Range, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Kagus And People, Conservation Status - HABITAT