In Messengers, a flock of pōpokatea, whitehead (Mohoua albicilla) birds in a branch of tawhai, silver beech (Nothofagus menziesii) with beech strawberries! Like its close cousin the mōhua or yellowhead, pōpokatea move in a noisy group through the canopy communicating in short song bursts & other calls.

Schminke Horadum gouache on arches watercolourpaper, 38.5cm W x 57cm H (approx), 2018.