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Why did this feather sell for $46,000?

Why did this feather sell for $46,000?

A feather belonging to an extinct bird has just sold for a record sum at an auction in New Zealand, with a winning bid of $46,521.

Leah Morris, who is from Webb Auction House, where she sold, said the dam was in "wonderful condition".

Why did this feather sell for $46,000?

The feather came from the huia bird which was last seen in 1907.

Birds were sacred to the Maori people who are indigenous to New Zealand.

Their feathers were often worn as hats by their chiefs and families, or sometimes they were given as gifts.

These tiny songbirds were known for their dancing skills and their white-tipped feathers.