Image of The Song of the Tui Sirens
  • Image of The Song of the Tui Sirens
  • Image of The Song of the Tui Sirens

The Song of the Tui Sirens

£40.00



Part of my 'Tales of the Faether' exhibition.

Tui are considered to be very intelligent, being able to clearly imitate human speech, and were trained by Māori chiefs to replicate complex speeches. Tui are also known for their noisy, unusual call, different for each individual, that combine bellbird-like notes with clicks, cackles, timber-like creaks and groans, and wheezing sounds. Song birds have two voice boxes and this is what enables them to perform such a myriad of vocalisations. Some of the huge range of tui sounds are beyond the human register.

Size: A2 / 420 x 594mm (same size as original drawing). Also available in A3.
Medium: Limited Edition Giclee Print (print run of 50), Canson Aquarelle Rag paper, unframed
Hand numbered and signed by the artist

Original is sold.

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