notornis definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a few flightless brand new Zealand wild birds, now unusual, for the genus Notornis, especially the takahe.
    • A genus of gigantic ralline birds of brand new Zealand many various other islands, with rudimentary wings, regarding the gallinules associated with genus Porphyrio, likely to are becoming extinct within many years. N. mantelli could be the type-species.
    • flightless brand new Zealand birds just like gallinules

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