Story: Introduced land birds
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The crimson rosella, galah and sulphur-crested cockatoo can only be found in isolated parts of New Zealand, but in the North Island eastern rosellas are now quite widespread around the Wellington region and north of Taupō. In the South Island there is one isolated population close to the Otago Peninsula, where they were released about 1910.
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Source: C. J. R. Robertson, P. Hyvönen, M. J. Fraser, and C. R. Pickard, Atlas of bird distribution in New Zealand 1999–2004. Wellington: Ornithological Society of New Zealand, 2007