Polished, insulated stainless steel mug featuring New Zealand kōkako birds, lancewood leaves, and fruit of rimu and kawakawa trees.
The North Island kōkako (Callaeas wilsoni) is an endangered forest bird endemic to the North Island of New Zealand. The kokako is a poor flier and prefers to hop and leap from branch to branch on its powerful legs. It does not fly so much as glide - they scramble up tall trees (frequently New Zealand rimu and matai) before gliding to others like a flying squirrel. Its diet consists of leaves, fern fronds, flowers, fruit and inverebrates. Kokako are being carefully reintroduced to the area we are based in - the Waitakere Ranges, near Auckland. When we are very lucky, we hear their beautiful organ-like melodies, which have drawn out, haunting notes.
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