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.

Huia, illustration from the series 'Extinct Birds of New Zealand' (colour litho)

Huia, illustration from the series 'Extinct Birds of New Zealand' (colour litho)

Huia, illustration from the series 'Extinct Birds of New Zealand' (colour litho)

Huia, illustration from the series 'Extinct Birds of New Zealand' (colour litho)

Huia a native New Zealand bird glicee print by ellaCute on Etsy,

Huia - a native New Zealand bird giclee print

HUIA - NEW ZEALAND WATTLEBIRD - Neomorpha acutirostris and Neomorpha crassirostris (Now Heteralocha acutirostris and Heteralocha crassirostris) by Elizabeth Gould for John Gould's A Synopsis of Birds of Australia, and the Adjacent Islands. London 1837-1838

HUIA - NEW ZEALAND WATTLEBIRD - Neomorpha acutirostris and Neomorpha crassirostris (Now Heteralocha acutirostris and Heteralocha crassirostris) by Elizabeth Gould for John Gould's A Synopsis of Birds of Australia, and the Adjacent Islands. London 1837-1838

Huia. Bird mounted in flight. No collection data. Acquisition history unknown. Specimen registration no. OR.000064; image no. MA_I128441. . Image © Te Papa See Te Papa website: http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/objectdetails.aspx?irn=533938&term=OR.000064

Huia. Bird mounted in flight. No collection data. Acquisition history unknown. Specimen registration no. OR.000064; image no. MA_I128441. . Image © Te Papa See Te Papa website: http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/objectdetails.aspx?irn=533938&term=OR.000064

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