Articles > Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri) – Quiz Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri) – Quiz Quiz Choose the best answer. 1. The takahē species endemic to New Zealand Porphyrio hochstetteri Porphyrio mantelli Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus All of the above 2. The largest living rails in the world Porphyrio hochstetteri Porphyrio mantelli Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus Porphyrio mantelli 3. The physical features of South Island takahē Deep blue to peacock-blue plumage from head to breast Olive-green and blue wings and back plumage Red, large, short, powerful legs All of the above 4. Which of the following is NOT true? Takahē breeding season occurs just before New Zealand winter. Courtship rituals of takahē birds include duetting and neck-pecking. Takahē birds are monogamous. Male and female parents take turns in incubating the eggs. 5. Which of the following impacted the population of South Island takahē? Natural habitat loss Physically susceptible to severe cold winter season Heightened hunting by introduced predator species All of the above Send Your Results (Optional) Your Name To Email Time is Up!