Cheeky Tieke Saddleback Souvenir Dress Socks in Merino Wool from New Zealand
Kiwiana inspired pictorial socks featuring imagery of New Zealand native flora and fauna, such as these cheeky tieke, or native saddleback birds. These make great gifts for family and friends here and overseas, because they are lightweight and low cost to post. Send us a message or choose a different delivery address to have these shipped almost anywhere in the world!
100% authentic made in Norsewood, New Zealand.
Colour - Beige
Blend / Composition - 75% Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Lycra
OSFM One Size Fits Most
Size Guide - NZ/UK 6-10 mens = US 6-11 = Euro 38-43 = 24.5-27.3 cms = 9.6-10.75 inches
To work out a women's fit, add approximately one-and-a-half sizes. EG: Men's size 7 is approximately women's size 8.5.The saddleback or tīeke belongs to New Zealand's unique wattlebird family, an ancient group which includes the endangered kōkako and the extinct huia.
- There are two species: North Island saddleback (Philesturnus rufusater) and South Island saddleback (P. carunculatus).
- The most endangered of the two species is the South Island saddleback, with only 650 birds in existence.
- It is a medium sized bird, and adults of both sexes have similar plumage.
- A main feature is a conspicuous chestnut-coloured saddle on its back, but it also has chestnut on the tip of its tail, a black bill, black legs, and orange, 'fleshy' wattles either side of its throat.
- Young South Island saddleback/tīeke (less than 15 months old) have a different plumage from adults. They are entirely dark brown with smaller wattles.
- South Island birds assume a saddleback marking by the end of the second moult.
- North Island birds assume a saddleback marking before they leave the nest.
- Juveniles are known as "jack-birds".
- Saddlebacks are very vocal birds. The males have a repertoire of melodious calls that they use during mating and in territorial disputes.
- The male has larger wattles than the female.
- Size: 25cm
- Weight: males 80 grams, females 70 grams.
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DetailsCurrent Stock:SKU: 9057Manufacturer Part Number 9057Weight: 0.10 KGSWidth: 9.00 (cm)Height: 22.00 (cm)Depth: 2.00 (cm)Gift Wrapping: AvailableShipping: Calculated at Checkout
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