kokako

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kokako (ˈkəʊˌkɑːkəʊ)
 
n , pl -kos
a dark grey long-tailed wattled crow of New Zealand, Callaeas cinerea
 
[Māori]

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kokako

(species Callaeas cinerea), New Zealand songbird of the family Callaeidae (order Passeriformes). The kokako is 45 cm (17.5 inches) long and has a gray body, black mask, and blue or orange wattles at the corners of the mouth. Surviving in a few mountain forests, the kokako lives mainly on fruits and has a mellow, deliberate song; "organbird" and "bellbird" are local names

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