Story: Ngā manu – birds

Te Hōkioi

Te Hōkioi

This artwork by John Bevan Ford depicts the bird known as Te Hōkioi, or Te Pouākai in the south – the extinct Haast’s eagle. The bird weighed up to 13 kilograms, with a wing span up to 3 metres.

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Artwork by John Bevan Ford

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How to cite this page:

Kelly Keane-Tuala, 'Ngā manu – birds - Birds’ names', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Kelly Keane-Tuala, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015