kuriri

kuriri, n. A shore bird, the wandering tattler (Heteroscelus incanus).

Kia tangitangi te kuriri i te tūruā‘ipō, kua ‘akaara te tamā‘ine i tōna pāpā.
The girl woke her father up when the kuriri cried in the middle of the night;

Kua rongo au i te tangi kuriri i te māmā‘iāta.
I heard the cry of the kuriri in the dawn.

[Ce. *kuriri.]

kuriri

Kuriri. Photo by Gerald McCormack used by permission of Cook Islands Natural Heritage Project.

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