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With its entire body and bill coloured a beautiful charcoal black, with the exception of two long red legs, there is something gently striking about the Black Stilt, even at a distance. Found in New Zealand, the black stilt is one of the rarest birds in the world, with fewer than 200 in existence. With a sleek, dusky body, large soulful eyes and a jet black tapering bill, sightings are rare and precious. Though it once delicately picked its way across the entire country, it is now confined to a small patch of wetlands in the South Island, where tireless conservation efforts have worked hard to prevent its extinction. 

The perfect gift for anyone with a gentle, soulful nature, a fondness for black, or anyone who wants to make a difference. 

Thanks to intensive management of wild and captive populations and wetland habitats, numbers are now on the increase, but fewer than 200 remain, and the situation is urgent. 30% of the proceeds from this Metalbird goes to Preventing Extinctions, a BirdLife International programme dedicated to preventing endangered birds from disappearing altogether

Our Black Stilt is:

 18.5 inches high by 13.0 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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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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