• Image of Kakī, black stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae)
  • Image of Kakī, black stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae)
  • Image of Kakī, black stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae)

This image depicts the rarest wading bird in the world, the kaki or black stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae) shown here in its only remaining natural environment, the Mackenzie River Basin of South Canterbury and North Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. An adult in flight, a wading juvenile and the precarious ground-nest of the species are all featured to illustrate the life-cycle of this precarious yet graceful living taonga.

Artist reproductions are available with the HAND WRITTEN species title 'Kakī, black stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae)' and are SIGNED INDIVIDUALLY. The total edition of artist reproductions of this image is LIMITED TO 100.
This artist reproduction is available as an A2 (420 x 594 mm) or A3 (297 x 420 mm) print on both the 210GSM matte or 300GSM rough matte papers. Please select your preference.
The original painting is shown with a watermarked logo in image 2. Actual prints vary in finish.
Every artist reproduction sold, funds the planting of a native tree through Trees That Count.

An A2 learning sheet is also available. This is a poster option and is unsigned. The learning sheet includes species names in te reo Maori, English and Latin, as well as basic species information in te reo Maori and in the English language. It is suitable for classrooms and other learning environments. It's attractive gloss finish allows for greater durability.
The A2 learning sheet is pictured in image 3.

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