The iconic Huia was the largest of the five New Zealand wattlebird species.
It was a striking large songbird, mainly black with long white-tipped tail feathers. Female and male Huia had dramatically different bill sizes and shapes; this was the most extreme sexual bill dimorphism of any bird species.
A fleshy orange wattle hung at the base of each side of the bill, and was often held pressed under the chin. Maori named the bird after its loud distress call, described as "a smooth, unslurred whistle rendered as uia, uia, uia or where are you?"
The last accepted sighting was in 1907, but it is likely that a few Huia persisted into the 1920s.
Huia metal art
763mm x 600mm
All of our pieces can be placed either indoors or outdoors. For indoors make sure you choose the painted option unless you are going to seal it and paint it yourself as it will eventually rust.
If you prefer the rusted look then you can leave it to rust naturally.
If you are wanting your piece for outdoors then we suggest choosing the Corten Steel option.