Notornis Mantelli
Notornis No*tor"nis, prop. n. [NL., fr. Gr. no`tos the south, or southwest + ? bird.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of birds allied to the gallinules, but having rudimentary wings and incapable of flight. {Notornis Mantelli} was first known as a fossil bird of New Zealand, but subsequently a few individuals were found living on the southern island. It is supposed to be now nearly or quite extinct. [1913 Webster]

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  • Notornis Mantelli — Moho Mo ho, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A gallinule ({Notornis Mantelli}) formerly inhabiting New Zealand, but now supposed to be extinct. It was incapable of flight. See {Notornis}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Notornis mantelli — trumpasparnė sultonvištė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Notornis mantelli; Porphyrio mantelli angl. takahe vok. Takahe, f rus. бескрылая султанка, f; такахе, f pranc. talève takahé, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Notornis mantelli — noun flightless New Zealand birds similar to gallinules • Syn: ↑notornis, ↑takahe • Hypernyms: ↑rail • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Notornis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Notornis — No*tor nis, prop. n. [NL., fr. Gr. no tos the south, or southwest + ? bird.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of birds allied to the gallinules, but having rudimentary wings and incapable of flight. {Notornis Mantelli} was first known as a fossil bird of New… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • notornis — /noh tawr nis/, n. a rare, flightless gallinulelike bird, Notornis mantelli, of New Zealand. Also called takahe. [1840 50; < NL: name of the genus < Gk nót(os) the south + órnis bird] * * * …   Universalium

  • Notornis — Ow., Gattung der Wasserhühner (Gallinulinae), Vögel mit mäßig langem Schnabel, hoch an der Stirn aufsteigender Schnabelfirste, weichen Federn in den Flügeln und im Schwanz und daher unfähig zum Fliegen, sehr kräftigem Lauf und großen, starken… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • notornis — n. a rare flightless New Zealand bird, Porphyrio mantelli, with a large bill and brightly coloured plumage. Also called TAKAHE. Etymology: Gk notos south + ornis bird …   Useful english dictionary

  • Porphyrio mantelli — Nordinseltakahe Systematik Klasse: Vögel (Aves) Ordnung: Kranichvögel (Gruiformes) Familie: Rallenvögel (Rallidae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Porphyrio mantelli — trumpasparnė sultonvištė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Notornis mantelli; Porphyrio mantelli angl. takahe vok. Takahe, f rus. бескрылая султанка, f; такахе, f pranc. talève takahé, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • genus Notornis — noun a genus of Rallidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Rallidae, ↑family Rallidae • Member Meronyms: ↑notornis, ↑takahe, ↑Notornis mantelli …   Useful english dictionary

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