Metalbird baby fantail silhouette
Another cool baby metalbird, the fantail… A very cool Metalbird fantail silhouette… The Maori call these birds ‘piwakawaka’. These stunning outdoor metal artworks look great in any garden.
- Approx. size metal bird baby fantail silhouette: size: 15cm x 10cm (0.59″x0.39″)Another wonderful corten steel artwork
About Fantail – Piwakawaka
Fantails are gorgeous little birds. They use their broad tails to change direction quickly while hunting for insects. It’s quite a challenge to take a photo of a piwakawaka as they move very fast. But so wonderful when you do catch them with their tail fanned out.
What do Fantail – Piwakawaka eat
Fantails use three methods to catch insects:
- Hawking: Used where vegetation is open and the birds can see for long distances. Fantails use a perch to spot swarms of insects and then fly at the prey, snapping several insects at a time.
- Flushing: Used in denser vegetation is called flushing. The fantail flies around to disturb insects, flushing them out before eating them.
- Feeding associations: the fantail follows another animal and also people, to capture insects disturbed by their movements. Fantails frequently follow silvereyes, whiteheads, parakeets and saddlebacks.
Source: Department of Conservation
Check out our bunch of metal baby birds: tui, fantail and ruru >>
Other baby birds:
Metalbird baby ruru silhouette (coming soon)