An ancient stone carving of a bird, venerated by the Māori, and alluded to in ancient song. It was brought to New Zealand from Hawaiki, or from some country in the far distance (tāwhiti).
Casts of a carving asserted to be Korotangi are in several New Zealand museums.
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 173.