rhamphotheca: slang-king: Huia Painting by J.G. Keulemans from W.L. Buller’s A History of the Birds of New Zealand (1888) * An extinct species of wattlebird from New Zealand. The last individual was sighted in 1922. Deforestation and over-hunting are thought to have lead to its extinction.
MOREPORK, BOOBBOOK, RURU, SPOTTED OWL - Athene maculata (Now: Nino novaeseelandiae) Also known as New Zealand Boobook Owl - painted and lithographed by John & Elizabeth Gould from Birds of Australia, London 1840-48. This bird has more names than feathers!