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Definition of the noun takahe

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noun - plural: takahes

  1. flightless New Zealand birds similar to gallinules
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • scientific name: Notornis mantelli
    • synonym of takahe: notornis
    • more generic word: rail = any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
    • member of: genus Notornis = a genus of Rallidae

Alternative definition of the noun takahe


  1. A species of large flightless bird in the Rallidae family, endemic to New Zealand; Porphyrio hochstetteri.

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Google previewFlightless Birds (2006)

by Clive Roots

South Island Takahe (Notornis mantelli hochstetteri) The takahe is the most impressive member of the rail family, a gallinule that lost its ability to fly long ago and grew very large, due to its formerly secure habitat and the lack of predation and ...

Google previewIncredible Birds (2004)

by John Townsend

Takahe The takahe is a rare ground bird that lives in New Zealand. It was thought to be extinct until some were found in 1948. Takahes, which sort of look like parrots, can only flap and flutter. This meant they could not escape from dogs and ...

Google previewUniquely Idaho (2003)

by Mary Boone

Takahe The takahe is a rare ground bird that lives in New Zealand. It was thought to be extinct until some were found in 1948. Takahes, which sort of look like parrots, can only flap and flutter. This meant they could not escape from dogs and ...

Google previewAnimal Distribution (2004)

by D.R. Khanna

The takahe is a brightly coloured bird that was long thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered on South Island in 1948 in Fjordland National Park. Subfossil remains indicate that this flightless bird was once widespread throughout both ...

Google previewThe Lost World of the Moa (2002)

Prehistoric Life of New Zealand by T. H. Worthy, Richard N. Holdaway

The South Island takahe is a large (3 kg), flightless gallinule that feeds mostly on grass tillers. The surviving natural population eats a restricted range of tussock ( clump grass) species, augmented by selected dicotyledons, grass seeds (when ...

Google's Ultimate Book of Bizarre Lists (2010)

Fascinating Facts and Shocking Trivia on Movies, Music, Crime, Celebrities, History and More by Jamie Frater

The Takahe is a flightless bird native to the South Island of New Zealand. It was thought to be extinct after the last four specimens were taken in 1898. After an extensive search for the bird, it was rediscovered near Lake Te Anau in 1948.

Google previewAdvances in Intelligent Web Mastering (2007)

Proceedings of the 5th Atlantic Web Intelligence Conference – WIC’2007, Fontainebleau, France, June 25 – 27, 2007 by Katarzyna M. Wegrzyn-Wolska, Piotr S. Szczepaniak

Takahe is a divisive clustering algorithm, which creates a tree structure top down visualized in a dendrogram. A dendrogram is a tree diagram to visualize the arrangement of the clusters produced by a cluster algorithm. Every vertex of the ...

Google previewThe Ultimate Book of Top 10 Lists (2009)

A Mind-boggling Collection of Fun, Fascinating and Bizarre Facts on Movies, Music, Sports, Crime, Celebrities, History, Trivia and More : the Best of by Listverse Com

TAKAHE. The takahe is a flightless bird native to the South Island of New ...

Google previewNew Zealand in Pictures (2005)

by Francesca DiPiazza

The takahe is a large bird with blue and green feathers, a red bill, and red legs. Thirteen kinds of penguins live in coastal waters, including the little blue penguin, the smallest species of penguin. Many species of birds that fly died out after ...

Google previewAustral English (1898)

a dictionary of Australasian words, phrases, and usages, with those aboriginal-Australian and Maori words which have become incorporated in the language and the commoner scientific words that have had their origin in Australasia by Edward Ellis Morris

116: " The Takahe is the rarest of existing native birds, if indeed it is not already extinct." Takapu, n. Maori name for the bird Dysporus serrator, Banks, a Gannet ( q-v.). Take (a man) down, Australian sporting slang. ( 1) To induce a man to bet, ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Sweetfish - tree snake (2002)

The takahe is the largest living rail. Once widespread on New Zealand's North and South Islands, today it is limited to mountains on South Island and four island sanctuaries. TAKAHE The takahe feeds on snow-grass, using its strong pink.

Google previewRails of the World (1977)

A Monograph of the Family Rallidae by Sidney Dillon Ripley, Storrs L. Olson

The Takahe is a stout bird about the size of a large domestic fowl, standing about a foot and a half (50 cm) high. It is flightless but a fast runner and can quickly disappear among vegetation on the least alarm. Birds may be seen walking in the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Volcanoes (2015)

by Haraldur Sigurdsson, Bruce Houghton, Steve McNutt, Hazel Rymer, John Stix

,5 Takahe (TK)6 Confined lava flows, radial jointing, fine-scale jointing, ...

Google previewA dictionary of Mangareva (or Gambier Islands) (1829)

by Edward Tregear, Royal Society of New Zealand

TAKAHE (takahe), to search diligently; ...

Google previewEarth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features [2 volumes] (2015)

by Joyce A. Quinn, Susan L. Woodward

Flightlessness is a characteristic of both orders, as it is in a variety of bird taxa, among them the large endemic rail (the Takahe), an extinct goose (Cnemiornis sp.), an extinct duck (Chenonetta finschi), a large parrot (the kakapo, Strigops ...

Google previewFirst Animal Encyclopedia (2004)

E Takahe: these birds are E < > almost extinct. There are only 40 pairs left. no need to fly. Rapid runners Ostriches are the fastest bird runners in the world. In fact, they are faster than racehorses—they can reach speeds of 45 mph (75 km/h) .

Google previewPunjabi English Dictionary

by Dr. Punjabi

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Small photo of NEW ZEALAND - CIRCA 1956: stamp printed by New Zealand, shows Notornis (Takahe), circa 1956Small photo of Rare endangered endemic New Zealand flightless bird Takahe, Porphyrio hochstetteri, adult birdSmall photo of Takahe, endangered native bird of New Zealand, in a sanctuary.Small photo of Takahe a once believed to be extinct flightless bird native to only new zealandSmall photo of Walking takahe, a native bird of New Zealand, in motionSmall photo of Takahe, (porphyrio hochstetteri) a rare native bird of New Zealand once thought to be extinct, scratching around for foodSmall photo of Takahe - flightless bird More...

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The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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