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notornis

[noh-tawr-nis] /noʊˈtɔr nɪs/
noun
1.
a rare, flightless gallinulelike bird, Notornis mantelli, of New Zealand.
Also called takahe.
Origin of notornis
1840-1850
1840-50; < New Latin: name of the genus < Greek nót(os) the south + órnis bird
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  • This bird was nearly as large as notornis, but with a very small head and with a frontal shield.

    Extinct Birds Walter Rothschild
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notornis

/nəʊˈtɔːnɪs/
noun
1.
a rare flightless rail of the genus Notornis, of New Zealand See takahe
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Greek notos south + ornis bird
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