Notornis, or Takahe, a flightless bird found only in New Zealand. It is about the size of a small turkey. It has bright greenish-blue plumage and a bright red bill. It was thought to be extinct until 1948, when a small group was found in a valley of the Murchison Mountains of the South Island. The birds are under the protection of the New Zealand government.
The notornis is Notornis (or Porphyrio) mantelli of the rail family, Rallidae.