Story: Māori rock art – ngā toi ana

Enormous bird, Craigmore

Enormous bird, Craigmore

This rare image of a bird with a massive wingspan appears on the roof of a cave in Craigmore, South Canterbury. It may represent Te Pouākai, the extinct Haast’s eagle, last seen alive around 1400. 

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Photograph by Alan Cressler

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, 'Māori rock art – ngā toi ana - Rock art designs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by , published 22 Oct 2014