Watercolour Painting by Avril Jean - Kiwi
Original watercolour bird study by Avril Jean.
Mounted and framed in a New Zealand made wooden frame.
Frame size 40 x 39 cm
Mount outer size: 32.5 x 31.5 cm
Mount window size 18.5 x 16.5 cm
About the North Island Brown Kiwi:
The only kiwi in the wild in the North Island. Widespread in native forest and scrub, pine forests, and rough farmland. Flightless, with tiny vestigial wings and no tail. Nocturnal, therefore more often heard than seen. Male gives a repeated high-pitched ascending whistle, and the female gives a deeper throaty cry. Dark brown, streaked lengthways with reddish brown and black. Long pale bill, short dark legs and toes, often with dark claws.