Extinct in the South Island, the private North Island Kokako With their extraordinary haunting call, Kokako evoke the forests of ancient Aotearoa more than any other species. If you're lucky enough to catch it in action (it’s only in predator-controlled areas), you’ll see it wearing a black burgler’s mask and rich blue wattles, and, not being crash-hot fliers, mostly bounding along branches on powerful legs. They make up for their fairly average flying abilities with complex singing, including the longest known duetting of any songbird in the world. We reckon Kokako deserves a special place at your place.
Makes an ideal gift for a music-appreciator or a friend who loves to sing.