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Bird Art

Birds have fascinated people since the stone age. The oldest bird art dates from 15,000 B.C and is in Lascaux Cave in France. Part-bird, part-human forms convey super human abilities, such as vision (bird heads) and speed (wings). Ancient Egyptians considered birds winged souls. Goldfinches in illuminated manuscripts in the Middle Ages were associated with baby Jesus. Nowadays, bird symbolism is still important - birds of prey such as eagles symbolise power, doves symbolise peace and owls convey wisdom.
The realistic illustration of birds become popular in the 1700s as scientists became concerned with classifying species and understanding the natural world. Some of the greatest wildlife artists, such as John James Audubon and John Gould, spent years illustrating birds.
Our fine art prints of birds are based on vintage illustrations from the period 1600 to 1920. We make them with superb pigmented inks and heavyweight 300gsm German fine art paper made from 100% cotton and spring water.​

Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features Pipit (Anthus Novaeseelandiae) and Fernbird (Bowdleria punctata), both from New Zealand.Of the Fernbird, Buller reported: "This recluse little species is one of our commonest birds, butis oftener heard than seen. It frequents the dense fern ..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features adult and young Gould's Harriers (Circus gouldi). These are now known as Swamp Harriers or Kahu (Circus approximans).Walter Buller KCMG (1838 - 1906) was a New Zealand lawyer and naturalist. His work, "A History of the Birds of New Zealand",..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features a Kakapo (Strigops habroptilus).Buller commented that the the rare and endangered Kakapo parrot had a face that resembled an owl and nocturnal habits.Walter Buller KCMG (1838 - 1906) was a New Zealand lawyer and naturalist. His work, "A Hist..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features Kakariki Parrots, also known as the Red Crowned Parakeet and Yellow Crowned Parakeet (Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae and Cyanoramphus auriceps). Of the Red Crowned Parakeet, Buller says "when on the wing it utters a hurried chattering note...wh..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features Kea and Kaka Parrots (Nestor notabilis and Nestor meridionalis). Of the Kea, Buller says "far above dwarf vegetation in all the wonderful variety of alpine shrubs and flowers...This is the home of the Kea". Of the Kaka, Buller says "sprightl..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features Long Tailed Cuckoo and Grey Warbler (Eudynamys taitensis and Gerygone igata).Of these birds, Buller says "The illustration...although it may have the appearance of an exaggeration, is in reality a true picture of bird-life. The Long-tailed C..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features New Zealand Owls, The Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) and Laughing Owl (Sceloglaux albifacies, became extinct in 1914).This is a fine art print inspired by a lithograph from Buller's "A History of the Birds of New Zealand", second edition.W..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features an adult and young Bush Hawk, now known as The New Zealand Falcon or Karearea (Falco novaeseelandiae), from Buller's "A History of the Birds of New Zealand".Walter Lawry Buller KCMG (1838 - 1906) was a New Zealand lawyer and naturalist. His ..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features an adult and young Bush Hawk, now known as The New Zealand Falcon or Karearea (Falco novaeseelandiae), from Buller's "A History of the Birds of New Zealand", second edition.Buller said "It is well known that they are good barometers. The hei..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features New Zealand pigeon or Kereru (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae). Buller said:"Of the large and well-defined group of fruit-eating Pigeons found dispersed over the sea-girt lands of the southern hemisphere, the single species inhabiting New Zealand ..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features New-Zealand Shoveller ducks. These are now known as Australasian shovelers or Kuruwhengi (Anas rhynchotis). Buller said of the New-Zealand Shoveller:"It is by no means a common species in any part of New Zealand, while in the extreme norther..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features the North Island Thrush or Piopio (Turnagra tanagra, extinct 1902) and the South Island Piopio (Turnagra capensis, extinct 1905). Buller said of the Piopio:"There is a peculiar charm about the New-Zealand forest in the early morning; for sho..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features the North Island Thrush or Piopio (Turnagra tanagra, extinct 1902) and the South Island Piopio (Turnagra capensis, extinct 1905).Buller said of the Piopio:"There is a peculiar charm about the New-Zealand forest in the early morning; for shor..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features Rifleman (Acanthisitta chloris), Bush Wren (Xenicus longipes, extinct 1972) or Matuhituhi, and Rock wren or Piwauwau (Xenicus gilviventris).Buller wrote of the Bush Wren: "It is generally met with singly or in pairs, but sometimes several ar..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features South Island Saddleback or Tieke (Philesturnus carunculatus) and North Island Saddleback or Tieke (Philesturnus rufusater).Buller reported:"It derives its popular name from a peculiarity in the distribution of its two strongly contrasted col..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features South Island Saddleback or Tieke (Philesturnus carunculatus) and North Island Saddleback or Tieke (Philesturnus rufusater). Buller reported:"It derives its popular name from a peculiarity in the distribution of its two strongly contrasted co..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features Shining Cuckoos.Buller says "In disposition it is very gentle. On one occasion I was watching this bird from the window of my hotel, foraging in the garden below for caterpillars, while a brood of young Sparrows were doing the same. Whilst t..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features Shore Plover (Thinornis novaeseelandiae), previously known as the New-Zealand Sand-Plover. Buller said:"It has been discovered to be comparatively plentiful on various parts of our coast, both north and south. The mouth of the Piako river, i..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features North Island Kokako (Callaeas wilsoni) or Blue-wattled Crow, and South Island Kokako or Koka (Callaeas cinerea, last sighted in 1967 and declared extinct in 2007) or Orange-wattled Crow. A claimed sighting of the South Island Kokako has fuel..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features South Island Takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri), previously known as Mantell's Notornis. It was thought to be extinct after the last four known specimens were taken in 1898. However, after a carefully planned search effort the bird was rediscov..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features the Spotted Shag (Stictocarbo punctatus). Buller said of the Spotted Shag:"This beautiful representative of the Crested Shags is abundant on the coast of the South Island, but is seldom met with on the northern side of Cook’s Strait. I obser..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features female and male Stitchbirds or Hihi (Notiomystis cincta). Nowadays these are highly endangered.Buller said of this bird:"...the Hihi has become the rarest of our existing native birds. To show how rapidly it has disappeared, I may mention th..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features female and male Stitchbirds or Hihi (Notiomystis cincta). Nowadays these are highly endangered. Buller said of this bird:"This handsome species has only a limited range. It is comparatively common in the southern parts of the North Island, a..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features Swamp Harriers (Circus approximans).This is a fine art print inspired by a lithograph from Buller's "A History of the Birds of New Zealand", second edition.Walter Buller KCMG (1838 - 1906) was a New Zealand lawyer and naturalist. His work, "..
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Vintage bird art showing South Island Tomtit, North Island Tomtit, South Island Robin and North Island Robin, all from New Zealand.This is a fine art print inspired by a lithograph from Buller's "A History of the Birds of New Zealand", second edition.Walter Buller KCMG (1838 - 1906) was a New Zealan..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features Yellowhead or Mohua (Mohoua ochrocephala) and Whitehead or Popokotea (Mohoua albicilla).Buller said of the Yellowhead: "The habits of this bird are precisely similar to those of its northern ally; but it is superior to the latter in size and..
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Fine art print inspired by John Gerrard Keulemans.Features Yellowhead, Whitehead and Brown Creeper, all from New Zealand.This is a fine art print inspired by a lithograph from Buller's "A History of the Birds of New Zealand", second edition.Walter Buller KCMG (1838 - 1906) was a New Zealand lawyer a..
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Fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in the 1860s by J. Ludlow.Features Golden Spangled Polish chickens.This is a fine art print of a lithograph from the 1860s...
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Fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in the 1860s by J. Ludlow.Features Plymouth Rock chickens. The Plymouth Rock was developed in New England in the mid 19th century using crosses of Dominiques, Black Javas, Cochins, and perhaps Malays and DorkingsThis is a fine art print of a lithograph fr..
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Fine art print inspired by a lithograph made in the 1860s by J. Ludlow.Features Golden Wyandotte chickens. The Wyandotte comes from the USA. The first examples of the breed appeared in the 1870s. Wyandottes are kept for their brown eggsThis is a fine art print of a lithograph from the 1860s...
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