Hutton’s rail

carving: Huttons rail

Date: 2010

location: Private Collection, NZ.

THE CARVING: Carved as part of an exhibition ‘Extinct birds of the Chataham Islands’. Carved from yellow pine, glass eyes, fine silver talons. One of a kind carving, the only one of this bird. Photos L.A.

The bird

THE BIRD: Extinct, but because of it’s secretive habits and it being not worth hunting for food, this rail held out a little longer than its brethen. Long enough for multiple specimens were collected, stuffed and become museum exhibits.