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kagu

[kah-goo] /ˈkɑ gu/
noun
1.
a raillike bird, Rhinochetus jubatus, of the island of New Caledonia, having a gray body, black-and-white wings, and a long, shaggy crest: an endangered species.
Origin of kagu
1860-1865
1860-65; < a language of New Caledonia
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kagu

/ˈkɑːɡuː/
noun
1.
a crested nocturnal bird, Rhynochetos jubatus, with a red bill and greyish plumage: occurs only in New Caledonia and is nearly extinct: family Rhynochetidae, order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, etc)
Word Origin
native name in New Caledonia
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