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Metal Bird - Kākāpō, XL

They might get called moss chicken occasionally, but does the Kākāpō care? Hell, no. It’s the only bird to twice win Bird of the Year and it’s Sir David Attenborough’s favourite bird…yep, on the planet. Kākāpō is famous for being the world’s heaviest and longest-living bird and the comeback king, having looked extinction in the face and looked away. Thanks to some mighty conservation efforts there are now 209 Kākāpō hanging out on predator-free islands. We welcome the fat, flightless, owl-faced Kākāpō to the Metalbird flock. Buy this treasured bird and we’ll give 30% to that treasured organisation, Forest & Bird. 

This Kākāpō measures approx. 35x38cm including branch. Made from 3mm Corten® steel, and designed to rust into a beautiful patina.

Metalbird, Auckland

Metalbird is the brainchild of Phil Walters, an industrial designer and lover of street art and New Zealand’s native flora and fauna. Metalbird started as a guerrilla street art project, all over New Zealand’s North Island, Metalbird stencils appeared. In parks, in fences and on power poles.

His handcrafted artworks bring together his passions: the tough, 3mm Corten® steel and stencil design, a nod to his urban art roots. "Our designs represent some of New Zealand’s most precious birdlife. Art isn’t just something you see on a gallery wall – it can be the way the light shines through a coloured window or the splash of spray-paint on a city overpass."