One of my favorite little birds, the New Zealand Fantail...

The Piwakawaka

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.

Fantail, forgot to mention I love their whiskers. That's another reason I adore kiwi as well; any bird with whiskers is instantly on my 'love' list.

Fantail, forgot to mention I love their whiskers. That's another reason I adore kiwi as well; any bird with whiskers is instantly on my 'love' list.

Fantail bird Tea towel.

Melina Martin Tea Towel Fantail NZ Free freight on unique gifts from The Vault NZ

NZ Black Fantail & Pied Fantail by JG Keulemans (from Walter Buller's 'A History of The Birds of New Zealand' - 1870's)

Black & Pied Fantaie - Rhipidura Fuliginosa & Flabellifera - 'A History of the Birds of New Zealand', 1888 by Sir Walter Lawry Buller

Fantail tattoo

Tattoo Gallery of Starlight Tattoo in Auckland, North Shore

Fantail | Piriwaka | NZ

Fantail | Piriwaka | NZ

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