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Metal Bird - Tūī Twosome

A male Tūī perch in circles to out-sing each other in ‘song battles’ – and with two voice boxes each we’re talking the NZSO of birdsong, here – while females sit on the outside waiting to be impressed. They also perform ‘the trill’, a special high-frequency sexy song which the females apparently find a complete turn-on. Want a symbol of love for your garden? Two Tūī, Tūī-gether forever, oughta do it.

This pair of Tūī measures approx. 27x46cm 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."