Named for the bird, extinct since 1907, with splendid green and black plumage and a long white-tipped tail (Heteralocha acutirostris). The tail feathers of the huia were highly prized by the Maori people as symbols of rank. Carved boxes, waka huia, were made to keep them in. (M 34354) _ _.
Avastatud: 24-9-1960 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: van Houten, C. J., van Houten-Groeneveld, I., Gehrels, T.