piwakawaka


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piwakawaka

(piːwɑːkɑːwɑːkɑː)
n, pl piwakawaka
(Animals) a New Zealand fantail, Rhipidura Fuliginosa
[Māori]
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Eradicating rats and stoats will enable North Island kaka, kakariki, kereru, tui, korimako or bellbird, piwakawaka or fantail, t?turiwhatu or New Zealand dotterel, ?i or grey-faced petrel and koror?
In the end they settled for birds and the plants most closely associated with them, including the piwakawaka (fantail), titipounamu (rifleman) and tui, each with a plant closely associated with them such as the kowhai.
But the Piwakawaka [the New Zealand fantail accompanying Maui] laughed and Hine-nui-te-Po awoke and crushed Maui.