Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher, Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher, Seychelles Black Paradise Flycatcher, Seychelles Paradise-Flycatcher

Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher, Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher, Seychelles Black Paradise Flycatcher, Seychelles Paradise-Flycatcher

Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher, Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher, Seychelles Black Paradise Flycatcher, Seychelles Paradise-Flycatcher by Sandi Lear
Species & Artwork Details
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Family: 
MONARCHIDAE
Order: 
PASSERIFORMES
Genus: 
Terpsiphone
Species: 
corvina
Population trend: 
increasing
Authority: 
(Newton, 1867)
Common names (Fre): 
Gobemouche paradis noir
Medium: 
Watercolour
Critically endangered, this stunning bird is found on the island of La Digue in the beautiful island nation of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. Sinking beneath the waves and habitat loss due to tourism and settlement. However, according to Wikipedia the bird has been populated on Denis Island free from predation and is surviving. Another delight to the watercolour medium, allowing harmony of pigment and flow using my favourite Indigo, dropping in some iridescence, opera rose and pthalo blue, softening edges and allowing the hills and valleys of the paper to dictate granulation - utterly fascinating, utterly devastating to learn how few of these amazing birds are struggling to survive man.