Kōrero: Nōnahea a Aotearoa nōhia tuatahitia ai?

The adzebill (Aptornis)

Te adzebill (Aptornis)

Ehara i te mea ko te moa anake te manu nui i whakakorea e ngā tāngata tōmua ki Aotearoa. Arā te adzebill, tata ki te e 25 kg tana taumaha, kāore i te mōhiotia i ahatia tērā manu. Heoi kei te mōhiotia, kainga ai te adzebill e ngā tāngata tōmua ki Aotearoa. Nā te tangata ngā manu nui i kai; nā te kaha kai a te kiore i ngā manu ka mahi kōhanga ki te papa o te whenua, noho rā anō ēnei manu ki ngā moutere ririki ki waho o te tuawhenua. E whakapae ana ētahi kairangahau, i paheke te rahi o ētahi manu pēnei i te tītī i mua i te wā 1250–1300 AD. Mēnā i paheke te rahi o ngā tītī ki Te Ika-a-Māui me Te Wai Pounamu i mua i tēnei wā, he tohu tēnei kua tae noa mai te tangata ki Aotearoa. Heoi, iti noa ngā kōrero hei tautoko i tēnei tirohanga.

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Geoff Irwin and Carl Walrond, 'Nōnahea a Aotearoa nōhia tuatahitia ai? - Ka mate ā-moa, ka paheke', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/postage-stamp/3628/te-adzebill-aptornis (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Geoff Irwin and Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2016