Huia

Description
Collected on the South Island’s East Coast. 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.
303/1907
Simple Name
bird; skin [ex-mount]
Full Name
Heteralocha acutirostris (Gould): CALLAEATIDAE: huia
Collector / Excavator
Frood, Dr 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
South Island
Family Group

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

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