Papercut and Lace series: "Fantail and Manuka" by Henri Stone ...bird and flower native to New Zealand...

'Fantail and Manuka' by Henri Stone © part of the 'Papercut' card series for Live Wires NZ.

Fantail stamp 1930's

New Zealand, penny. This stamp depicts the fantail (or 'piwakawaka' in Maori) bird. The bird's name derives from its beautiful tail of twelve feathers, which broadly expands as the bird flits about.