Huia, illustration from the series 'Extinct Birds of New Zealand' (colour litho)

Huia, illustration from the series 'Extinct Birds of New Zealand' (colour litho)

HUIA - NEW ZEALAND WATTLEBIRD - Neomorpha acutirostris and Neomorpha crassirostris (Now Heteralocha acutirostris and Heteralocha crassirostris) by Elizabeth Gould for John Gould's A Synopsis of Birds of Australia, and the Adjacent Islands. London 1837-1838

HUIA - NEW ZEALAND WATTLEBIRD - Neomorpha acutirostris and Neomorpha crassirostris (Now Heteralocha acutirostris and Heteralocha crassirostris) by Elizabeth Gould for John Gould's A Synopsis of Birds of Australia, and the Adjacent Islands.

The Beaks and Tail Feathers of the Huia Bird now Extinct. I feel sad.

The Beaks and Tail Feathers of the Huia Bird now Extinct. I feel sad.

Huia Bird of NZ Tea Towel. A stunning Tea Towel that features the Huia bird of New Zealand.

Huia Bird of New Zealand Tea Towel

Huia bird, last confirmed sighting was in Brought to extinction because of the trade in its feathers and beaks, prized as a sign of leadership and power. Māori chiefs and warriors would wear the feathers in their hair.

TerraNature | New Zealand Ecology - Huia

New Zealand ecology - Wattlebirds, huia, Heteralocha acutirostris, extinct endemic bird

The huia was one of New Zealand’s first fully protected species (in 1892), but this was not enough to save it from extinction. Image: Te Pap...

The huia was one of New Zealand’s first fully protected species (in but this was not enough to save it from extinction.

The Huia - the royal bird of the Maori. Last official sighting 1907. (Painting by Paul Martinson in 'New Zealand Extinct Birds' by Brian Gill & Paul Martinson

The Huia - the royal bird of the Maori. Last official sighting (Painting by Paul Martinson in 'New Zealand Extinct Birds' by Brian Gill & Paul Martinson

Huia birds, male and female. Harris, Esme, fl 1980-1981 : Photographs. Ref: PA11-046-11. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23081750

TIL of the huia bird. It went extinct in 1907 and its call was never recorded but it exists today because an elderly Maori man imitated in 1949 from memories of his childhood.

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Extinct bird speceis in NZ. The one with curved-beak is female.

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Huia - This uniquely beaked bird, once endemic to the North Island of New…

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