Recycled wood with fantail


Recycled wood with paua fantail. The Maori name for fantail is ‘piwakawaka’. Lovely little birds that follow you around when walking in the bush or garden.

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Recycled wood with fantail. Lovely rustic artwork with our native fantail (piwakawaka). Lovely little birds, quite often seen in kiwifruit orchards. And even in our garden in Auckland.

This recycled driftwood with fantail is ready to hang (saw tooth hanger at the back).

The timber has been treated and processed into a finished product and is suitable for export.

  • approx. size: 300mmx90mm (11.81″x3.54″)


The fantail is one of the few native bird species in New Zealand that has been able to adapt to an environment greatly altered by humans. Originally a bird of open native forests and scrub, it is now also found in exotic plantation forests, in orchards and in gardens. At times, fantails may appear far from any large stands of shrubs or trees, and it has an altitudinal range that extends from sea level to the snow line.

Cats, rats, stoats and mynas are as great an enemy to fantails as they are to other native birds. Of all the eggs and chicks fantails produce, only a few survive and grow up.

However, the secret to fantails’ relative success compared to other native birds is their ability to produce lots of young. Some chicks are therefore likely to escape predation and populations can bounce back quickly after a decline.

Its broad diet of small insects also makes the fantail resilient to environmental change, because certain insect populations increase in disturbed and deforested habitats.

Source: Department of Conservation >>

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Weight 300 g


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