Heteralocha acutirostris (Huia)


Dutch: Huia

Order: Passeriformes
Family: Callaeidae
Genus: Heteralocha
Species: Heteralocha acutirostris

This species is extinct since 1907. It shows a remarkable sexual dimophism: long beak in female, short beak in male. Many thanks to the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Austria, for providing us with these pictures.

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Length: 90 mm
Length cranium: 32 mm
Width (cranium): 29 mm
Height (cranium): 24 mm
Alternative names: Huia (German), Huia dimorphe (French), Huia (Spanish)