Tuesday, July 9, 2013

More Moley Birds

The Little Blue Penguin - seen here on Stewart Island (with signs of civilisation removed to make the image more natural and easier to draw) and the Kakapo - seen here in Fiordland, where they have not lived for quite some time.

Two very different flightless birds of New Zealand. Penguins actually evolved here, and we have several native species - of which the blue is amongst the smallest. The kakapo is the only flightless parrot in the world, and fills the niche of badger, being that we have no mammals here. It is a remarkable bird and has a real personality.

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