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apteryx

(ăp`tərĭks): see kiwikiwi
or apteryx
, common name for the smallest member of an order of primitive flightless birds related to the ostrich, the emu, and the cassowary. The kiwi, named by the Maoris for its shrill, piping call, is most closely related to the extinct moa.
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apteryx

another name for kiwi (the bird)
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Jolly JN and Colbourne RM (1991) Translocations of the Little spotted Kiwi (Apteryx owenii) between offshore islands of New Zealand.
The conical type is only reported in the brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli); the vaned type is present in ostriches (Struthio camelus) and rheas (Rhea americana) [6]; and pleated form is widely reported in most birds (neognathae) such as quail [5], black kite [1], galah [7], common buzzard [3], mallard [8], pigeon [4], and jungle crow [9].
Apteryx), there are pseudonyms used by Eliot, like Crites, Possum ("de Possum" or Old Possum), Tar Baby, Gus Krutzsch, Charles James Grimble, Helen B.
GRANT, A., 2001.- DNA sexing of brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) from feather samples.
--The well-known kiwi bird (Apteryx australis), a brown creature as a handful of rough fur, with two legs and a pert nose, draws the name of the fruit, and the name of the locals here, "kiwies," and also the name of the country, Kiwiland