These Fantail earrings by Winter in July are stunning. As the name implies, the fantail has a distinctive fanned tail. It is the best known native bird in New Zealand.
Maori legend says that a fantail and an owl spotted Kupe, the first Polynesian, who discovered New Zealand. They did a haka for the “birds of the sea” (boats) that Kupe came with. The fluttering movement of the fantail inspired the war dance, the haka.