huia

/ˈhujə / (say 'hoohyuh)

noun
an extinct New Zealand bird, Heteralocha acutirostris, family Callaeatidae, glossy black with orange wattles, whose white-tipped tail feathers were valued by Maoris as ornaments.
{Maori}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Huia — This article is about the extinct bird species. For other uses, see Huia (disambiguation). Huia A pair (male in front of female) Painting by J.G. Keulemans from W.L. Buller s A History of the Birds of New Zealand (1888) …   Wikipedia

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  • huia — ˈhüyə noun also huia bird ( s) Etymology: Maori huia : a bird (Neomorpha acutirostris or Heteralocha acutirostris) related to the starlings, confined to a small region in the mountains of New Zealand, and having black white tipped tail feathers… …   Useful english dictionary

  • huia — /hooh yeuh/, n. an apparently extinct, crowlike bird, Heteralocha acutirostris, of New Zealand, noted for the completely different bill shapes of the male and female. [1835 45; < Maori huia] * * * …   Universalium

  • huia — noun A wattlebird, Heteralocha acutirostris, endemic to New Zealands North Island but extinct since the early twentieth century …   Wiktionary

  • huia — hu·ia …   English syllables

  • Huia (place) — Huia is a suburb of Auckland and is part of Waitakere City Council. Huia was previously known as Te Huia as the area is thought to be named after a Māori chief, Te Huia, who stayed in the bay and was so taken by the area that he remained there.… …   Wikipedia

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