Twelve huia birds greet a new day,
in songs that sweetly share the word.
With orange cheeks and funny-shaped beaks, they are a beautiful sight to be heard.
Do you know the story of the majestic vanished huia bird? The largest of the New Zealand forest birds, the huia were very special and their loss is one of the great tragedies of New Zealand conservation history.
Learn more about this special bird through the discovery of interactive elements on each page of the richly illustrated story. Through tapping and dragging, you can move the story along by yourself and see what happens with the arrival of strange creatures to the huias land of forest green.
12 Huia Birds is filled with animation, music and sound on every page to bring the magical huia back to life. As told by George Henare, the story can be read in English or te reo Mori. Or select the option to read the story for yourself.
Your interactions drives the story forward
Uncover stuff to tap and swipe on every page
Fantastic illustrations, fully animated
Music and sound
Story told by distinguished actor, George Henare
Narration options: English and te reo Mori
Turn on/off narration, text and audio
DISCOVER SECTION HIGHLIGHTS
Interact with a 360 turn around of 2 real huia birds
Recreated sound of the huia bird
3 types of of memory games
Field guide to learn more about the huia
12 Ways you can help wild birds
No in-app purchases.
No location data collected.
12 Huia Birds was made with the assistance of NZOnAir.