A new painting for my exhibition at Alfred Memelink Gallery in November. Huia are one of our better known extinct native birds - last seen 1907 in the Tararuas, north of Wellington, where I live. Incredibly sad! Imagine being able to see these in your backyard, if they had just held on little longer until bird conservation groups could start their work.
Some interesting info including a whisled version of the Huia call here: https://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=201800304