Huia

Description
The huia became extinct in the early 20th century. It was regarded by the Maori as sacred and adornment with hiua skins, beaks and tail feathers is a symbol of very high status. This species was highly prized by hunters and hundreds of skins were exported overseas for museums and private collections. The male of the species has a short, stout beak, the female’s is long and curved.
Accession Loan No.
26/1941/1
Simple Name
bird: skin [ex-mount]
Full Name
Heteralocha acutirostris (Gould): CALLAEATIDAE: huia
Collector / Excavator
Gunn, T E ex coll.
Collection Country
New Zealand
Common Name
huia
Family
CALLAEATIDAE
Genus
Heteralocha
Species
acutirostris
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Collection Class
Birds
Collection Contintent
Oceania
Collection Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Collection County
North Island
Family Group

Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:47
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:01

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