A takahē pops up from behind harakeke (flax) flowers to shyly show off his iridescent plumage. Takahē are one of the most endangered birds in the world and were once thought extinct, until a small remnant population was found in the wilds of the Murchison mountains in 1948. There is now over 350 individuals and a growing population thanks to intensive conservation efforts. As well as the Murchison population, takahē are also found on predator-free offshore islands and fenced mainland sanctuaries.
The 50x50cm prints come on either fine-art paper or fine-art canvas. Both are shipped rolled.
Exhibited in: "Birds on a Wire" solo exhibition (April, 2018), "Visions of Zealandia" solo exhibition (Jun-Aug 2017), online Light-Space-Time Gallery solo exhibition (Sep 2017). Published in: Artists Down Under magazine (Apr 2017).
10% of my proceeds go to Zealandia EcoSanctuary to support their conservation efforts.
Takahē are also known as takahe, moorhen, South Island takahē, notornis, Porphyrio hochstetteri