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Huia Metalbird

Huia Metalbird

Regular price $64.95 NZD
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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.

Our Huia is:

 28cm high by 34cm wide approximately 300g 
Easy to send our regular boxes are standard letter size, measuring 31cm x 21 cm x 1cm
Same day dispatch on orders placed before 2pm on weekdays
Made locally in a family-owned factory, right here in  NZ
Crafted from 3mm Corten steel and designed to last a lifetime
Easy to install holding on a downwards angle simply tap the thickest end of the stake with a hammer or mallet until secure

Install Tip: Hold the Huia firmly in one hand while tapping your hammer onto the flat surface end of the branch. If installing into a post, you may need to pre-drill a hole first before installing. 64.95
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