White-chested White-eye, White-breasted Silvereye

White-chested White-eye, White-breasted Silvereye

Artist: Sandi Lear
Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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White-chested White-eye, White-breasted Silvereye by Sandi Lear
Species Info
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Family: 
ZOSTEROPIDAE
Order: 
PASSERIFORMES
Genus: 
Zosterops
Species: 
albogularis
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
Gould, 1837
Common names (Spa): 
Gafudo Gorgiblanco
Medium: 
Watercolour
Artist Statement: 
Locating resource for this wonderful little lady was nearly impossible. Australian considers her extinct already....so I used the active resource in my garden our lovely little silver-eyes flitting about....and the botanical colouration provided by https://www.hbw.com/species/white-chested-white-eye-zosterops-albogularis for guidance. I decided that extinction or critical endangerment were too challenging, so I painted her with chicks, whether correct or not is immaterial, it is always about preservation of the species. I pray that she survives on Norfolk Island, with her babies...and finds a way to adapt and persevere...