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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.

Phrases with Takahe

  1. Rallicola Takahe
  2. Species Rallicola Takahe

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Takahe

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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 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'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 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 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

TAKAHE. The takahe is a flightless bird native to the South Island of New Zealand. It was thought to ...

Google previewThe Transantarctic Mountains (2010)

Rocks, Ice, Meteorites and Water by Gunter Faure, Teresa M. Mensing

Takahe is a large ...

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 previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Sweetfish - tree snake (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

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 previewParliamentary Debates. House of Representatives (1985)

by New Zealand. Parliament

The takahe is an endangered species, and the Wildlife Service is continuing efforts to improve the birds' rate of breeding success. The weka is a far more common, widespread, and resilient species, and is a known predator on the nests of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of New Zealand (2016)

by Janine Hayward, Richard Shaw

TAKAHE. Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri—formerly Notornis mantelli. The flightless takahe, or moho, is the largest living member of the rail family of birds and is a close relative of the pukeko. During the 19th century, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)

A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke

S E Africa Takahe The largest living member of the rail family, the flightless takahe uses its wings only in displays of courtship or aggression Usually only ...

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 previewFirst Animal Encyclopedia (2015)

by DK

The ostrich Takahe: these birds were almost extinct, but are slowly has a long neck and a small head. increasing in numbers. Rapid runners Ostriches are the fastest bird runners in the world. In fact, they are faster than racehorses—they can ...

Google previewPunjabi English Dictionary

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

An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features 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 ...

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Scrabble value of T1A1K5A1H4E1

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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