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kokako

Line breaks: ko|kako
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːkakəʊ
 
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Definition of kokako in English:

noun (plural kokakos)

A large New Zealand wattlebird with dark blue-grey plumage, a black downcurved bill, and two blue or orange wattles.
  • Callaeas cinerea, family Callaeidae
Example sentences
  • Possums can munch half a pound of foliage a day and prey on the eggs and chicks of endangered birds like the kokako, kereru, and kiwi - New Zealand's iconic national bird.
  • Its cousin, the stunning kokako, is slate gray with sky-blue wattles decorating a black-masked face.
  • Our love for the kiwi, the kokako, and the sperm whale unites us all - as does our commitment to their future well-being.

Origin

late 19th century: from Maori.

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