variants or less commonly huia bird
plural -s
: 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 prized by Maori chiefs and worn as insignia of rank

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Maori huia

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“Huia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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