Kotahi is our feisty independant female kiwi.
Released at Tawapou in 2021 by Tutukaka Landcare, Kotahi quickly made herself at home on a stunning gorgeous coastal headland above Horseshoe Bay on the Tutukaka Coast.
Kotahi has been fitted with a tiny radio tracking device which allows her to be monitored while she adapts to her new environment.
Photo: Kotahi at her release on April 11, 2021 by Tutukaka Landcare. Photo: Malcolm Pullman
Unlike some of our other monitored kiwi who often wander large distances, Kotahi has been quite settled at Horseshoe Bay. Occasionally she moves down to the beach or explores the other headland – but to date she has shown little interest in pairing up with a mate and seems quite content in her coastal paradise!
Will Kotahi find a mate? Or will she defend her territory and keep her prime location to herself..?