The last accepted sighting of this incredible wattlebird with the striking white-tipped tail feather was in 1907. Its extinction is blamed on the loss of its ancient forest habitat and being hunted for its tail feather as a hat decoration, which became fashionable in Britain after the Duke of York wore one on a 1901 visit to New Zealand. Maori named the Huia after its loud distress call “uia, uia, uia” or where are you?" How sadly apt. While nothing can bring back the Huia, you can celebrate it forever in your backyard.
The Huia is:
28cm high by 34cm wide (includes measurement of the branch/spike)
Easily installed with the tap of a hammer (pre-drill hard wood)
Crafted in 3mm Corten® 'weathering' Steel to form a beautiful patina that changes with the seasons
Will rust over time and look great silhouetted against the sky in your garden. Easily hammered into a tree, post, or fence.
Comes nicely gift boxed that is easily posted to friends in NZ or overseas.