Huia bird
Huia bird Hu"ia bird` [Native name; -- so called from its cry.] (Zo["o]l.) A New Zealand starling ({Heteralocha acutirostris}), remarkable for the great difference in the form and length of the bill in the two sexes, that of the male being sharp and straight, that of the female much longer and strongly curved. [1913 Webster]

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  • huia bird — noun see huia * * * hu|ia «HOO yah», noun, or huia bird, a New Zealand bird having black tail feathers tipped with white, used for ornament by the Maoris. ╂[< Maori huia] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 — /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

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  • Heteralocha acutirostris — Huia bird Hu ia bird [Native name; so called from its cry.] (Zo[ o]l.) A New Zealand starling ({Heteralocha acutirostris}), remarkable for the great difference in the form and length of the bill in the two sexes, that of the male being sharp and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heteralocha acutirostris —   Huia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Гуйя — †Гуйя Птица с изогнутым клювом на заднем плане взрослая самка, птица на переднем плане взрослый самец. Художник Й. Г. Кёлеманс, 1888 …   Википедия

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