An order of birds including the genus Apteryx
- An order of wild birds, including the genus Apteryx.
(n. pl.) An order of wild birds, such as the genus Apteryx.
The most obvious feature the Apteryges afford is the presence of a back toe, while the extremely aborted condition of the wings, the position of the nostrils - almost at the tip of the maxilla - and the absence of an after-shaft in the feathers, are characters nearly as manifest, and others not less determinative, though more recondite, will be found on examination.