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Huia (extinct) Heteralocha acutirostris

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Callaeidae
Genus: Heteralocha
Species: H. acutirostris
Binomial name: Heteralocha acutirostris
Synonyms: Heteralocha gouldii, Neomorpha gouldi.
Common name: Huia

The Huia (Heteralocha acutirostris) was a New Zealand native bird hunted to extinction by the Maori and the Europeans. The last confirmed sighting of a huia in the wild was in 1907.

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The photograph is of a mounted specimen of a female Huia at Zealandia, Wellington.

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