Kōtuku, the NZ White Heron

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Inspired by the graceful Kōtuku the White Heron. This beautiful bird is one of the rarest birds in New Zealand with a population of around 100-120 birds. It has attained almost mythical status, because of their rarity and beauty. Kotuku occupies an important place in Maori mythology for it is said that it is an inhabitant of the other world, the spirit land of Reinga.