tī tī 1,
1. A small bird of the petrel family, formerly a common source of food on Mangaia; probably the Black-winged Petrel (Pterodroma nigripennis).
‘E tī tī taua manu, ‘e manu tangi reka.
, it is a bird with a pleasant call.
2. Used in Jer. 8.7 to translate swallow.