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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

3. Apteryx oweni, Gould. (Grey Kiwi.)

3. Apteryx oweni, Gould. (Grey Kiwi.)

This bird is the nearest approach to a perfect albino that I have yet met with among individuals of this species, there being only a tinge of yellowish-brown on the plumage of the upper surface. As already mentioned, I have recorded five albinoes, all more or less stained with yellow or brown, and one partial albino, presenting only irregular patches of white. This specimen was received from Canterbury; so also were the other two birds described above.