Huia - Heteralocha acutirostris, was the largest species of NZ wattle-bird and was endemic to the North Island of NZ. The last sighting of a huia bird was in 1907 - and it was shot! Its extinction had two primary causes. The first was rampant over-hunting to procure Huia skins for mounted specimens, which were in worldwide demand by museums and wealthy private collectors. Huia were also hunted for their long white-tipped tail feathers. Valued by Maori for hair decoration. wikipedia.
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