huia

huia

[hoo-yuh]
noun
an apparently extinct, crowlike bird, Heteralocha acutirostris, of New Zealand, noted for the completely different bill shapes of the male and female.

Origin:
1835–45; < Maori hūia

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huia (ˈhʊɪjə)
 
n
an extinct bird of New Zealand, Heteralocha acutirostris, prized by early Māoris for its distinctive tail feathers
 
[Māori]

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