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New Zealand Birds by NocturnalSea New Zealand Birds by NocturnalSea
An anniversary present for my wife. She loves birds, and I love New Zealand.
Starting from back to front, the birds are:
Back Row-- an extinct moa Dinornis robustus; the giant, also extinct, Haast’s Eagle Harpagornis moorei (which was big enough to attack moas) and the extinct North Island Adzebill Aptornis otidiformis. In front of all of them is the Yellow-eyed Penguin Megadyptes antipodes.
Second Row—Tui Prosthermadera novaeseelandiae; Weka Gallirallis australis; Kaka parrot Nestor Meridionalis; and a Paradise Shelduck Tadorna variegate.
Third Row—Spotted Shag Phalacrocorax punctatus; New Zealand Falcon Falco novaeseelandiae; and a Kea Nestor notabilis.
Fourth Row—Kakapo Strigops habroptila; Pukeko or Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio; the three species of New Zealand parakeet Cyanoramphus auriceps, C. novaezelandiae and C. malherbi.
At the bottom right is the North Island Brown Kiwi Apteryx mantelli and just below it is the South Island Rock Wren Xenicus gilviventris.
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meihua Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Wonderful illustration of NZ birds!
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ShroudedMist97 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student General Artist
That's really nice and detailed. :)
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:iconnuna:
Nuna Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
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:iconnocturnalsea:
NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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Brookcresent Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW nice Haast eagle got any questions about them do not hesitate to ask me
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NocturnalSea Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hey, thanks!
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SpacerHunterZORG Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
That's a very sweet gift.
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:iconnocturnalsea:
NocturnalSea Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I owe her a lot. She's the business side of my art operation. She takes care of all the math and accounting stuff that I hate doing.
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Banvivirie Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome! :la:
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NocturnalSea Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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