Grey Ghost ~ extinct or still a mystery

Jun 26

The Grey Ghost (Kokako)  2015

The Grey Ghost (Kokako) 2015

The South Island Kokako (distinguishable by it’s yellow instead of blue wattles) was classified as extinct a few years ago, but there have been unconfirmed sightings in the misty South Island forests……

I tried to reign in my palette for this one (tough for me!), and added a bit of smoky white acrylic over the tree silhouettes. I’ll be working on a North Island Kokako pair very soon.

The Kokako makes one of the most beautiful calls, in my opinion.

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