South Island Kokako

South Island Kokako

South Island Kokako by Christopher Walden
Species & Artwork Details
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Family: 
CALLAEIDAE
Order: 
PASSERIFORMES
Genus: 
Callaeas
Species: 
cinereus
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Gmelin, 1788)
Medium: 
Acrylic
The New Zealand South Island Kokako is presumably extinct but there has been several unconfirmed sightings over the past decade or so and has prompted a $10000 reward for photographic evidence of its exhistance . This is a pencil drawing washed over with acrylic paints .