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“Apteryx is a genus of birds, the typical one of the family apterygidæ. Two species are known- the A. australis and A. mantelli, both from New Zealand. The natives call the former, and probably also the latter, Kiwikiwi, which is an imitation of their peculiar cry. The A. austalis is somewhat less in size than an ordinary goose. It runs when pursued, shelters itself in holes, and defends itself with its long bill; but unable as it is to fly, its fate, it is to be feared, will soon be that of the dodo- it is now almost extinct."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)


Birds: A-B


Everybody's Cyclopedia (New York, NY: Syndicate Publishing Company, 1912)


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