Te Amokura

Artist: Rex Homan


Te Amokura

(The Red Tailed Tropic Bird)

NZ kauri                                        

A medium sized seabird, the Amokura is confined to the tropical seas in the New Zealand region.

The old Maori greatly admired and treasured the Amokura’s two red tail plumes or streamers.  They were worn in the hair of highly ranked people, more often men than women