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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Creadion carunculatus, Gmelin. (Saddleback.)

Creadion carunculatus, Gmelin. (Saddleback.)

From Stephen Island, in Cook Strait, I received last year a fresh specimen, which was interesting as being in the full "saddleback" plumage, although a very young bird. It has very small caruncles, and a narrow yellow membrane at the angles of the mouth. The plumage is somewhat duller than in the adult, but the distribution of colours is the same. Such a specimen as this, which is still in my collection, establishes beyond all doubt the validity of Creadion cinereus as a distinct species.