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I only managed to get a few photograhs of the Kokako, as this bird was very shy.  This little painting is detailed using a micro-brush and took me two days to paint using oil paint in multiple layers. 


“Kokako” are named after their complex singing – a haunting melodic sound which has been compared to church organs playing alongside a flute. It is the longest known duetting songbird in the world and is a member of the wattlebirds. It has a distinct blue-grey body, a striking black mask around its eyes, and small blue wattles that arise from the base of the bill and sit under the throat. They glide rather than fly, bounding around trees with their strong legs and small wing flaps.

- Information sourced from the Department of Conservation and New Zealand Birds Online


This  is an original oil painting on canvas measuring 15cm square (6 x 6") x 3.5cm deep. The artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity and is ready to hang.


Shipping (packaging, insurance, sent via courier with signature requred):



New Zealand - choose "prints on paper" for free shipping


Australia - choose "Australia Small" at Cart NZ$48 - check the daily currency converter as this should be in your favour.



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Photographs are an indication of what the artwork could look like only. Other items in the photograph are not included in the sale.  


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Kokako - original oil on canvas

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