Northland bird: Kingfisher Kōtare Small monochrome


Delight in this Northland bird print of the New Zealand kingfisher. Look at the way the artist has captured its alert pose, perched on a branch and ready for action.

Notice the sharp, sturdy beak, perfect for catching fish. See how the artist has used shading to create the illusion of feathers, from the smooth head to the detailed wings. And those eyes! They seem to be gazing intently at something, perhaps a tasty snack swimming in the river below.

The New Zealand kingfisher, also known as the kōtare, is a small but mighty bird. It’s a little smaller than a sparrow, but its vibrant turquoise feathers and cheeky personality make it a real standout.

This little bird is a symbol of good luck and prosperity in Māori culture. It’s said that if a kōtare flies near you, it’s a sign of good things to come. Imagine spotting this little fellow while you’re out for a walk – what a special moment that would be!

Whether you’re a birdwatcher or simply appreciate the beauty of nature, this sketch of the New Zealand kingfisher is a wonderful reminder of the unique wildlife found in this corner of the world. It’s a beautiful piece of art, but it’s also a glimpse into the life of a fascinating creature.

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Renoir 260gsm archival ivory

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NZD $39.99 Incl. GST
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