Crossword clues for kagu
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Kagu \Ka"gu\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A singular, crested, grallatorial bird (Rhinochetos jubatus), native of New Caledonia. It is gray above, paler beneath, and the feathers of the wings and tail are handsomely barred with brown, black, and gray. It is allied to the sun bittern.
alt. A New Caledonian endemic bird species, ''Rhynochetos jubatus'', the only surviving member of the family Rhynochetidae. n. A New Caledonian endemic bird species, ''Rhynochetos jubatus'', the only surviving member of the family Rhynochetidae.
The kagu or cagou (Rhynochetos jubatus) is a crested, long-legged, and bluish-grey bird endemic to the dense mountain forests of New Caledonia. It is the only surviving member of the genusRhynochetos and the family Rhynochetidae, although a second species has been described from the fossil record. Measuring in length, it has pale grey plumage and bright red legs. Its 'nasal corns' are a unique feature not shared with any other bird. Almost flightless, it spends its time on or near the ground, where it hunts its invertebrate prey, and builds a nest of sticks on the forest floor. Both parents share incubation of a single egg, as well as rearing the chick. It has proven vulnerable to introduced predators, and is threatened with extinction.
Usage examples of "kagu".
Therefore delay not, but let my Kagu come, that she may dance before us.
When the dance was done, the Red Foliot called the Kagu to him and made her sit on the bench beside him, and stroked her soft gray feathers and made much of her.