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Object: Huia, Heteralocha acutirostris

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Registration Number OR.007640
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Callaeidae
Scientific name Heteralocha acutirostris
Identified by Buller, Walter Lawry
Identified date 1877
Common / Maori name Huia, Family: Wattlebirds
Country collected New Zealand
Region collected North Island, Wellington
Precise locality Wainuiomata
Collected by Mikaera,
Date collected 11 Oct 1877
Section Birds

Huia egg collected by Mikaera, Wainuiomata, 11 October 1877 and donated by Sir Walter Buller. Although badly damaged, this is the only huia eggknown to exist.

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