Booklet, Extracts from Transactions of the New Zealand Institute, Vol. XIX
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Article XIII. - A Description of the curiously-deformed Bill of a Huia (Heteralocha acutirostris, Gould) an endemic New Zealand Bird. By William Colenso. Read before the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute, 9 August 1886. The article begins: A short time ago I received from a kind correspondent, a settler dwelling in the interior forest-land, the head of a Huia in a fair state of preservation, which he had then recently obtained from a Māori. The article is about a female huia with a severely deformed bill, the upper mandible being a double corkscrew. There is a lithograph of the bill with the paper.
Article XIV. - A Description of a large and new Species of Orthopterous Insect, of the Genus Hemideina, Walker. By William Colenso. Read before the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute, 9 August 1886.
Article XV. - Further notes and Observations on the Gestation, Birth and Young of a Lizard, a species of Naultinus. By William Colenso. Read before the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute, 9 August 1886.
On the front cover is written: Mr John Burtton With the Author's Compliments June 30/87.
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