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Notornis Expedition

New Zealand, 1950 (MIFF 1953, Scientific Films)

Director: New Zealand Government Film Unit

Records the expedition of New Zealand scientists to a practically inaccessible high mountain valley to study the life and habits of the native flightless bird, Notornis or Tahake, thought for eighty years to be an extinct species.

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