Huia - This uniquely beaked bird, once endemic to the North Island of New Zealand, became extinct in the early 20th century after museum demand for mounted specimens reached a peak. Due in part to the bird's popularity as a mascot and national symbol within New Zealand.

Huia - This uniquely beaked bird, once endemic to the North Island of New Zealand, became extinct in the early 20th century after museum demand for mounted specimens reached a peak. Due in part to the bird's popularity as a mascot and national symbol within New Zealand.

Illustration of two birds on a tree branch

Illustration of two birds on a tree branch

The iconic Tui, a member of the Honeyeater family.  New Zealand. Photo by Richard Ashurst

The iconic Tui, a member of the Honeyeater family. New Zealand. Photo by Richard Ashurst

Tuis - Ceramic - Craig Fletcher. One of my favourite New Zealand birds.

Tuis - Ceramic - Craig Fletcher. One of my favourite New Zealand birds.

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