Hanging NZ Bird, Chatham Island Black Robin / Kakaruia
10x6cm. In 1986 this little robin was the rarest known bird in the world with only 5 breeding pairs. In this depiction it is sitting on pink manuka flowers.
New Zealand bird of the year voting is in October on the Forest and Bird website. The Kakaruia hasn't won yet, maybe this year is it's year in the spotlight.
This decoration is made of fabric, sequins, beads, coloured and metallic threads. It is small and light enough to post put in a Christmas card.