: a flightless bird (Porphyrio mantelli synonym Notornis mantelli) of the rail family that occurs in New Zealand
Examples of takahe in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebAnd campaigners for the different contenders sought to canvass votes across various media, with supporters of the takahe -- a large, flightless rail -- creating a TikTok account to boost youth turnout.
Rob Picheta, CNN, 16 Nov. 2020 Surrounded by a seven-foot metal fence with a mesh too tight even for a rat to wriggle through, the sanctuary is home to such odd birds as the hefty, flightless takahe and the manic hihi.
Charlie Hamilton James, National Geographic, 17 June 2019
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