The latest of our recycled plastic native bird earrings: the Kererū. This New Zealand pigeon is the only pigeon endemic to the New Zealand mainland. The feathers are green-purple colour, but with a bronze tinge - a stunning combination that is impossible to recreate. But when we saw this dark green 3D printer waste we were inspired by its likeness to the chonky beloved pigeon.
Kererū are considered Threatened. To help stop their decline:
- Check out the Great Kererū Count, a citizen science project to gather information on populations.
- Be a responsible cat owner; put a bell on your cat and keep them indoors when possible
- Grow Kereru friendly plants to provide food, shelter and nesting places. Check out this list for details.