A kākā's plumage is reminiscent of monarch and yellow admiral butterflies. Kākā are not a flashy parrot, but look closely and you'll see a multitude of elegant autumnal shades, with highlights of orange and red. Perfect for blending into the bush. Of all the birds of New Zealand, the kākā is my favourite - curious, cheeky, engaging, yet also cryptic. I've had the incredible privilege of helping with their conservation as a volunteer charged with monitoring their breeding success; a task which has involved intensive observations of kākā over many years.
They are the reason I first became a photographer and then an artist - they are my muse.
50x50cm prints printed on either fine-art paper or fine-art canvas. Both are shipped rolled, wrapped in acid-free paper.
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). Published in: Artists Down Under magazine (Apr, Oct 2017).
10% of the artist's proceeds go to Zealandia EcoSanctuary to support their conservation efforts.
Price includes 15% GST for New Zealand sales.
kākā, North Island kaka, Nestor meridionalis septentrionalis, bush parrot, brown parrot, kawkaw