Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Kotare or kingfisher

New Zealand's sacred kingfisher or kōtare is a cousin of the kookaburra in Australia. It’s ancestors flew here from Australia around 10,000 years ago.  Kingfishers are found widely in New Zealand in a wide range of habitats, the key ingredient being an elevated position for observation.   The Kotare is a distinctive bird with a green-blue back, buff to yellow undersides and a large black bill.
 My interpretation of Kotare in this blanket would cheer any cold bleak day.

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