kākā2

kākā2, n. Said to be a large heron-like bird living in the hills but visiting the river banks at certain seasons, but the ornithologists know of no such bird.

Kua rere te kākā nō tei arumaki‘ia e te puakāoa. The kākā
flew off because the dog was after it;

‘E punua kākā ‘ua.
It’s only a young

kākā.