Bellbird – New Zealand bird series one

$180.00

Bellbird

The New Zealand Bellbird, also known by its Māori names Korimako or Makomako, is a passerine bird endemic to New Zealand. It has olive greenish colouration and is the only living member of the genus Anthornis. The bellbird forms a significant component of the famed New Zealand dawn chorus of bird song that was much noted by early European settlers. The explorer Captain Cook wrote of its song “it seemed to be like small bells most exquisitely tuned”.

Bellbird population and distribution had been seriously affected by the introduction of European-style farming, which has led to the removal of native forests (the natural habitat of the bellbird). Another important factor is the introduction of predatory species such as cats, weasels, stoats, ferrets, rats and food-robbing species like wasps. Predators either eat the birds or consume eggs, while food robbers compete with the bellbird for its natural food sources of nectar, honeydew and insects.

Print description

Print Size:  H297mm x W210mm

Each print is signed and numbered + comes with COA
Professionally printed on 310gsm Hahnemühle German Etching 100% cotton rag Paper with UV protected archival quality inks

Limited edition

Edition number: 100