Historical loan words
pūrua grass, Bolboschoenus fluviatilis - a sedge with long leaves and a stem reaching up to 2 m high. Found in fresh or brackish water mostly north of Rotorua.
bar-tailed godwit, Limosa lapponica - a brown-and-white migratory wading bird with a long, slightly upturned, black bill and a pink base which breeds in the northern hemisphere and summers in the southern.
tarakakao, kuhikuhiwaka, kura, karoro, kuaka
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