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tieke

(Creadion, sometimes Philesturnus, carunculatus), rare songbird of the family Callaeidae (q.v.; order Passeriformes), which survives on a few small islands off New Zealand. Its 25-centimetre (10-inch) body is black except for the reddish brown back ("saddle"), and it has yellow or orange wattles at the corners of the mouth

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