(Rock Wren)


Acrylic – Canvas


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I love painting Native birds to New Zealand; the little Rock Wren also known as the Piwauwau is very small with no tail and limited flying ability rarely flying more than 30m at a time an no more than two metres off the ground.

This species is currently restricted to alpine areas of the South Island of NZ but fossil evidence indicates it was once present on the North Island as well. This weE rock wren is the rarer of the two surviving species of New Zealand wrens.