Extinct by: early 1960s.
Scientific name: Huias
Eats: larvae of the huhu beetle and other insects
sculpture scale: 1:1
Production material : High fired ceramic with metal legs
Special notes : full size skull including beak cap with articulating jaw
The Huia is an extinct species of New Zealand wattlebird, endemic to the North Island of New Zealand. The last confirmed sighting of a huia was in 1907, although there were credible sightings as late as the early 1960s.
Its extinction had two primary causes. The first was rampant overhunting to procure huia skins for mounted specimens and their tail feathers for hat decorations. The second major cause was the widespread deforestation of the lowlands of the North Island by European settlers to create pasture for agriculture.
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