White-bellied Heron, Imperial Heron

White-bellied Heron, Imperial Heron

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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White-bellied Heron, Imperial Heron by Terry Woodall
Species Info
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Family: 
ARDEIDAE
Order: 
PELECANIFORMES
Genus: 
Ardea
Species: 
insignis
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
Hume, 1878
Synonyms: 
Ardea imperialis subspecies imperialis
Medium: 
White Cedar
Artist Statement: 
Driftwood forms of cedar can suggest bird like features such as the natural extending neck of this heron carving. This heron, the imperial or white-bellied heron, is a rare species found in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas.