The Perfect Holiday Gift
Easy & Fun To Install
Create Special Moments
Timeless Piece of Art
Supports Bird Conservation
Meet the bird of the century, the one and only Pūteketeke! The unlikely winner of New Zealand’s “bird of the century” competition hosted by conservation group Forest and Bird, the Pūteketeke had an unexpected ally this year: the United States of America. In a strange turn of events, chat show host John Oliver campaigned aggressively for this slender necked waterbird, sending hundreds of thousands of US voters to the polls to support the bird best known for synchronized dancing and elaborate mating rituals.
As proud partners of Forest & Bird, Metalbird creates a silhouette of the winner every year, directing 30% of all proceeds to F&B. And because no Pūteketeke is complete without their biggest supporter, you can add a clip-on John Oliver at cart for $19.99.
Our Pūteketeke is :
This Metalbird (& friend) will immortalize the year that America crashed a kiwi tradition, and raised a huge amount of money and support for New Zealand’s native birds in the process! It just goes to show, anything can happen in politics.
Our birds are designed with 1/8-inch CorTen steel to form a protective patina that deepens and strengthens with the seasons. This patina will deepen in shade over the years until it reaches a deep brown/charcoal black hue.
This self-sealing aspect of CorTen steel provides a quality guarantee of up to 100 years, ensuring that our product lasts a lifetime and remains completely corrosion resistent.
What might initially resemble generic rust is simply the air and water-tight patina forming over a six month period, so don’t panic! Your Metalbird is doing exactly what it’s been designed to do, and this patina will protect the steel from any further damage and disintegration.
CorTen steel does not require any treatments, oils or chemical additives and is therefore extremely environmentally friendly.
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Corten Steel or ‘Weathering Steel’ is used in high-end exterior architecture, for good reason. Exposed to the elements, within weeks it develops a patina that seals the steel and preserves it for decades. It also leaves a beautiful even coloring that will get darker over the years.
Whether you bought it for yourself, received it as a gift, or it fell straight from the sky and into your yard, we want to know what you think of your Metalbird!
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