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  • Adult South Island takahe in Takahe Valley, Murchison Mountains.
    Rights: Chris Rance, Department of Conservation Published 7 February 2019 Size: 380 KB Referencing Hub media

    An ecological niche is the role and position a species has in its environment and how the environment supports the species’ needs. In their natural alpine habitat, takahē get their food and shelter from alpine grassland species such as snow tussocks, sedges and rushes.

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    Image: Chris Rance, Department of Conservation

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