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The huia was the largest of New Zealand’s wattlebird species. Sadly, the introduction of mammalian predators, and to a lesser extent human hunting, lead to the demise and ultimate extinction of huia around the 1920s. They showed the most dramatic sexual dimorphism of any bird species, with large difference in the size and shape of the bills of male and female birds. Huia lived in forested areas, where they used their bills to feed on wood-dwelling insects and their larvae.

For your Bang’n huia you have the choice of traditional, koru, or insect inlay.

Your Bang’n huia is designed and made in New Zealand. Constructed from weathering steel, your huia will weather naturally, and settle into your landscape over time – forming a beautiful rusty patina.


  • Beak to Tail – 345mm
  • Head to Branch – 155mm
  • Branch – 370mm


New Zealand has been a geographically isolated island nation for many millions of years. This isolation, and a lack of native land mammals, lead to the evolution of the unique array of bird species that call New Zealand home. Many of these species have suffered from the introduction of mammalian predators, such as stoats, rats, possums and cats.

Your purchase of a Bang’n bird helps to ensure that the native species of New Zealand stay in the forefront of our minds, in all regions of New Zealand. As you enjoy your Bang’n bird settling into your landscape, spend some time reflecting on what you might be able to do to ensure that our surviving species can flourish as they once did.

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Inlay, Koru, Traditional


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