Video: Paul McCartney shares 'special moment' clasping a squirming Kiwi bird named 'Bubbalicious'

Source: 1News

After belting out three solid hours of hits at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium last night, Paul McCartney has posted a thank you message to fans clasping New Zealand's iconic feathered wildlife - a kiwi bird named "Bubbalicious". 

In a video message posted to his Facebook page today, the Beatles legend is shown confidently holding a rather resistant kiwi chick from earlier this week.

McCartney thanked his New Zealand fans in the post writing: "Thanks for a brilliant night New Zealand. Here's a special moment from earlier this week. Meet my new friend. #kiwi #OneOnOne"

"This is Bubbalicious," McCartney begins before introducing Bo - a bird-keeper who he clarifies, didn't think up the name.

It's not stated where the footage was taken but, McCartney did post another video message earlier in the week from Hawke's Bay.

Bubbalicious doesn't appear too pleased with the situation as he squirms and squeaks in his hands, but McCartney is undeterred. 

"But there he is, delicious, lovely little kiwi, strong, good weight," McCartney says. 

"We're gonna let you go. We're saving you."

Mr McCartney played to a packed crowd at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium last night - his first New Zealand show in 24 years.