Metal birds Black Robin
As comebacks go, the story of the Chatham Island Black Robin has to go down in history as the comeback of all time. In 1979 we were down to five specimens, only one of which was an egg laying female ‘Old Blue’.
All credit to the Wildlife Service for intervening & establishing a breeding program. Today there are over 250 descendants all directly related to Old Blue and long may they continue on the rise.
Black robins live in woody vegetation, beneath the canopy of trees. They spend a lot of time in the lower branches of the forest in order to shelter from the strong winds that buffet the Chatham Islands group or they’re afraid of heights, which of us can truly say?!
Ours is larger than life size but still petite and made from our signature hardy 3mm Corten steel.
- Approx. size bird: 140mmx130mm (5.51″x5.12″), plus pin.