Metalbird - TĪEKE (SADDLEBACK)
Metalbird - TĪEKE (SADDLEBACK)
METAL BIRD NZ

Metalbird - TĪEKE (SADDLEBACK)

Regular price $79.95


From the same ancient wattlebird family as the extinct huia, tīeke (aka saddleback) is a  black bird with a cool chestnut saddle and orange wattles that, like our noses, get bigger with age. Named for their sharp call when alarmed, -e-ke-ke-ke-ke would’ve been heard a lot in the mid 19th century when predators arrived and nearly drove them to extinction. Heroic work from the NZ Wildlife Service (now DOC) saved them and today, under protection, the North Island eke is doing well and the South Island tīeke numbers 700 birds. Put this bird back in your garden where it once belonged. 

 

Our Tīeke is:

  • 25cm high by 31cm wide (includes measurement of the branch/spike) 
  • Easily installed with the tap of a hammer (pre-drill hard wood)
  • Crafted in 3mm Corten® 'weathering' Steel to form a beautiful patina that changes with the seasons
  • A great gift for a long-distance friend

Box Size

Length (cm)

Width (cm)

Height (cm)

Weight (g)

Regular

31cm

1cm

21cm

300g

 


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