Whio on Pink – Blue Duck A4 Art Print

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Whio on Pink Art Print

Hand drawn and digitally coloured NZ Native Blue Duck art print by NZ Artist Penny Royal.

High quality unframed laser print on Crane Lettra Pearl White 300gsm Rag stock.

Please note, prints are made to order and will be ready for dispatch within 7 days.

All prints are printed at my local printer based in Richmond, NZ. Then hand signed and packaged by me in Stoke, NZ.

Art prints are sent in a cellophane sleeve and shipped flat.

I have wholesale options for these if you are a retailer, so please get in touch via my contact page, I would love to work with you!


These cute birds are a taonga (treasured) species that Māori have a strong cultural, spiritual, and historic connection with.

Their Māori name is whio in the North Island or ko whio whio in the South Island, which depicts the call of the male bird. They are forever watchful – they will always see you before you see them, and the male will sound the alarm call.

Whio are believed to be an ancient species of waterfowl, that appeared at a very early stage in evolutionary history. Their isolation in New Zealand has resulted in unique anatomical and behavioural features.

Whio are an iconic back-country species, and it features on the New Zealand $10 note.

The blue duck is a river specialist, and one of the few waterfowl worldwide that live year round on fast-flowing rivers.

They are a key indicator of healthy rivers and streams. They require clean, fast flowing streams in the forested upper catchments of rivers that provide high water quality, low sediment loadings, stable banks, over head canopy cover, and lots of varied invertebrate communities. The more breeding pairs of blue duck the healthier the river.

Whio / blue duck are found nowhere else in the world and are rarer than some species of kiwi.

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  • Ships from Nelson, New Zealand.
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