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14x9cm. In Maori legend the Piwakawaka is often represented as a messenger of the Gods and ancestors

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New Zealand, Hanging Birds



The Piwakwaka is endemic to New Zealand. There are four sub-species. North Island Fantail (common), South Island Fantail (common), Chatham Island Fantail (naturally uncommon), Lord Howe Island Fantail (extinct). The Piwakawaka will follow walkers in forests and parks, the Piwakawaka chases the tiny insects that the walkers have disturbed. It is a much loved NZ bird but is not often seen in cities as it is shy of loud noises. 

The Piwakawaka won New Zealand Bird of the Year in 2006. Voting is in apx October/November every year and is always an exciting and heavily competed contest.

The Piwakawaka sparkly decoration was introduced in 2018.

This decoration is made of fabric, sequins, beads and coloured metallic threads. It is nice and light for posting. If you need to send them internationally we can do it for you. Handy information - The cost to send up to 5x NZ Bird sparkly decorations to the same international address is the same as sending 1x.


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