The Sacred Bird

$190.00$1,700.00

Dean Sacred | Shelton Woolright 2016

Common Name: Huia
Taxonomic Classification: Heteralocha acutirostris
Found: Wairarapa, pre 1887

Adult male donated to Museum in 1886. Huia were last seen in 1907 in the Wairarapa. Introduced-mammal predation and human hunting led to their extinction. Large numbers of huia were exported overseas in the 1800’s. Over 6oo birds were taken in one month in forest from Manawatu Gorge to the East coast during 1863. Males have a heavier, shorter and much less curved bill than the female – this difference is very uncommon, if not the only example in birds. Tail feathers were prized by Maori. Sub-fossil remains show North Island distribution only.

Printed on 310gsm satin Hahnemühle PhotoRag. 100% cotton fine art paper, certified archival (200 years) Made in Germany. Printed with acid-free archival 11 colour high dynamic range, Epson UltraChrome pigment ink system.

1200x800mm – 5 editions $1,700
841x560mm – 10 editions $695
420x280mm – 30 editions $190

10% of the sales from this print will go to the ‘Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund’ supporting conservation efforts in the wild throughout New Zealand and overseas

Object courtesy of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira.

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1200x800mm – 5 editions $1,700
841x560mm – 10 editions $695
420x280mm – 30 editions $190