Hispaniolan Crossbill

Hispaniolan Crossbill

Hispaniolan Crossbill by Suzanne Justis
Species & Artwork Details
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
FRINGILLIDAE
Order: 
PASSERIFORMES
Genus: 
Loxia
Species: 
megaplaga
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
Riley, 1916
Medium: 
oil on linen
As a wildlife artist, I am blessed to be able to make my living painting what I love. I sometimes have to pinch myself to make sure I am not living some dream. To help insure that all animals and their habitats will be around for me and for others to enjoy...it is not only my honor but also my responsibility to give back by supporting conservation of the natural world. I have been doing this for years with the donations of paintings to zoos across the country. It is through organizations like the AFC , that help facilitate yet another venue for my support of other conservation efforts.