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Lesser Florican

30% of the proceeds from this Metalbird go directly to BirdLife International’s Preventing Extinctions Programme.

Lesser Florican

$69.95 $59.95
30% of the proceeds from this Metalbird go directly to BirdLife International’s Preventing Extinctions Programme.

Lifetime Quality Guarantee

Easy Return Process

Flat $9.95 FedEx Freight Or Free $130+

$69.95 $59.95

Lifetime Quality Guarantee

Easy Return Process

Flat $9.95 FedEx Freight Or Free $130+

There is nothing “less” about the Lesser Florican. This lively bird found only in India makes Cher seem mild and drab by comparison (they actually have remarkably similar energy.) The Lesser Florican has extraordinary black ribbon-like feathers that adorn its head, designed to twirl and bounce as it performs an even more astounding courtship dance. Known for leaping, frolicking, and strutting its way across the grasslands, the Lesser Florican is a shining example of the vibrancy and eccentricity of our planet's birdlife. Sadly, fewer than 500 remain on the planet, so by purchasing this Lesser Florican, you’re making a genuine difference to birds that need your help. 

The perfect gift for wild dancers, over-the-top individuals, or just someone who wants to make a difference. 

Birdlife International’s programme Preventing Extinctions is solely devoted to the protection and conservation of critically endangered birds like this one. 30% of the proceeds from this Metalbird go directly to BirdLife International’s Preventing Extinctions programme, so they can do their selfless and valuable work.

Our Lesser Florican is:

 12.6 inches high by 8.3 inches wide (exl. the branch), approximately 16oz
 Easy to send - our large boxes measure 16"x 13"x 1/4", designed to fit in a postal mailer
 Same day dispatch on orders placed before 2pm on weekdays
 Made locally in a family-owned factory
Crafted from 1/8-inch Corten steel and designed to last a lifetime
 Easy to install holding on a downwards angle simply tap the thickest end of the stake with a hammer or mallet until secure

Our birds are designed with 1/8-inch CorTen steel to form a protective patina that deepens and strengthens with the seasons. This patina will deepen in shade over the years until it reaches a deep brown/charcoal black hue.

This self-sealing aspect of CorTen steel provides a quality guarantee of up to 100 years, ensuring that our product lasts a lifetime and remains completely corrosion resistent.

What might initially resemble generic rust is simply the air and water-tight patina forming over a six month period, so don’t panic! Your Metalbird is doing exactly what it’s been designed to do, and this patina will protect the steel from any further damage and disintegration.

CorTen steel does not require any treatments, oils or chemical additives and is therefore extremely environmentally friendly.

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"The Lesser Florican is now only found in India, in dry grasslands with scattered bushes, scrub, and short crops. Their numbers have been decreasing due to many threats, including disturbance from farm machinery, rampant use of chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides, overgrazing, free ranging dogs, poorly sited renewable energy infrastructure and collision with high-tension power lines. With the help of local governments and local communities, the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), BirdLife in India, are focusing on grassland restoration and community participation to save this habitat, creating Lesser Florican Reserves. With the support of its partners, BNHS is promoting florican-friendly agricultural practices that could turn the fate of this beautiful species around."

Sujit Narwade at our India Partner in BNHS

THE CRITICALS COLLECTION

Our Criticals Collection is a range of 5 extremely endangered birds, thoughtfully designed and personalised by our amazing artists. Not every one of these five bird species has an organisation looking out for it, so the best way to help is to donate to places that have the largest impact. We want the funds to do the maximum amount of good, for the largest range of endangered birds, and we’re confident Preventing Extinctions can pull that off.

As some of these birds have chillingly small populations of between 80-250 worldwide, our Criticals Collection will release only 300 of each bird, making them rare and unique objects. With 30% of all profits going directly to ‘Preventing Extinctions’, we would love you to be a part of this, because believe it or not, birds are very close to our hearts.

Lesser Florican

Philippine Eagle

Balearic Shearwater

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Black Stilt

How does BirdLife International’s Preventing Extinctions programme make an impact?

This year, BirdLife celebrates their 100th anniversary. A century on, BirdLife is a global voice for nature. They work with 117 partners around the globe, with a legacy of protecting the natural world. You can be part of that legacy.

Our planet is in the midst its sixth mass extinction event, with climate change, habitat destruction and other human activities devastating the diversity of life on the planet. But while the crisis is undeniably urgent, there’s also hope. Humans may create huge challenges – but with enough support, dedication and resources, we can also reverse them.

There are some particularly shining examples in the bird world. Their flagship report, State of the World’s Birds, finds that 25 bird species have been rescued from the Critically Endangered category since 2000 thanks to conservation action. And that’s not counting the 21-32 bird species that would have vanished altogether without intervention.

Many of these recoveries were made possible with the help of BirdLife’s Preventing Extinction Programme. Underpinned by their science, they work by pairing ‘species champions’ – individuals or organisations that provide funding – with ‘species guardians’ – often BirdLife Partners – who can make the action happen on the ground. To date, the programme has benefited at least 483 threatened bird species.

MADE WITH PREMIUM 1/8 INCH CORTEN STEEL

Over the years we’ve tried everything in our quest to find the perfect Metalbird material and believe Corten Steel is it. Corten Steel or ‘Weathering Steel’ is used in high-end exterior architecture, for good reason. Exposed to the elements, within weeks it develops a patina that seals the steel and preserves it for decades. It also leaves a beautiful even coloring that will get darker over the years.

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THE ORIGINAL METALBIRD

When we started this company in 2009, it was one man’s art project that swiftly took on a life of its own (you could even say it had wings.) As Metalbird expanded in size and scope, our ambitions and values grew alongside it. We were always committed to sustainable practices, to bird conservation and supporting local economies, but as we grew larger, these ideas became a driving force for us. It was no longer just about making beautiful metal birds, it was about building a better world to put them in.

Their time is running out, and we need your help.

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