Bird Art Prints By Robyn Forbes
The creative cradle of bird art prints by Robyn Forbes is the
coastal town Opotiki. Situated in the eastern Bay of
Plenty and embraced by the rivers Waioeka and Otara who join forces to
face the Pacific Ocean.
The region is rich on native vegetation and
orchards that attract naturally NZ birds.
Inspired by her surroundings Robyn Forbes bird
paintings capture the energy of local bird life in their characteristics
in form and behaviour as well as their unique colours. The
result is quite energizing.
Robyn's artworks encompasses beside New Zealand birds the floral environment they live in. For a wider selection please follow
The kiwi bird is national bird and pride
of New Zealand. Kiwis are only found here in this country, which makes
them very rare creatures.
Few New Zealanders see these flightless birds outside sanctuaries.
The tui bird is one of the first birds to announce a new day with his song that is audible from afar about one hour before sunrise.
Depending on the light his feathers reflect from black to metallic green. His white throat tuft makes him easily recognizable
The kereru is also called New Zealand wood pigeon. Its heavy beat of wings surprises every now and then on walks through the bush. Sometimes we are lucky and can watch this big pigeon sitting on a nikau palm enjoying a snack on the tree's fruits.
The fantail is a curious little fellow who often comes quite close to the trail and chirps happily while doing so. Occasionally it shows off his fan like tail for anyone to admire.
The pukeko is a large swamp hen. Endemic to New Zealand it can be seen in open pastures and wetlands. Most recognizable are it's long red legs and its beautiful blue plumage with a strong red beak.
It is a fascinating sight to see these birds balancing right on top of the long leaves of densely growing cutty grass.
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