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Emerging (kākā kura) - fine art print

Emerging (kākā kura) - fine art print

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For over three years I'd been searching for Zealandia's kākā kura - an incredibly rare red colour morph (variation), seen and photographed by a lucky few, but not by me. And finally I saw a wee orange head emerge repeatedly from within a clump of muehlenbeckia to feed. She was unmistakable! With salmon-orange feathering on and around her head, rather than grey and yellow, and an overall colour of burnished mahogany, she was drop-dead gorgeous. And nothing like any other kākā I'd ever seen. Kākā are not normally that shy, but I suspect only kākā kura with shy genes survived the onslaught of Victorian collectors, who were hell-bent on scoring yellow, white, and red kākā colour-morph skins for their pathetic but highly-prized collections. If only they had cameras rather than shot-guns...

​Read more about what makes her so special on my blog about her...

​This fine-art print comes on archival heavyweight fine art paper. Each print is hand-signed and editioned.

  • Small 18x18cm, edition of 25
  • Medium 28x28cm, edition of 10
  • Large 50x50cm, edition of 99 (canvas or paper, rolled)

The 50x50cm prints come on either fine-art paper or fine-art canvas. Both are shipped rolled. Allow additional time for printing of these larger pieces.

Exhibited in: "Birds on a Wire" solo exhibition (April, 2018), "Visions of Zealandia" solo exhibition (Jun-Sep, 2017), online Light-Space-Time Gallery solo exhibition (Sep, 2017).

​10% of my proceeds goes to Zealandia EcoSanctuary to support their conservation efforts.

Also known as kaka kura, red-morph kaka, North Island kaka, Nestor meridionalis septentrionalis, bush parrot, brown parrot, kawkaw

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  • Three fine-art prints in small, medium, and large sizes

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