This drawing shows how birds were caught by the tākiri method. A noose rests on the snare. When the bird lands, the noose is tugged quickly (tākiri), trapping the bird against the snare. This type of snare is known as a mutu.
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Reference: Thomas Downes, 'Bird snaring in Wanganui District', Journal of the Polynesian Society 37 (1928): 24
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