Black-eared Miner, Black-eared Miner

Black-eared Miner, Black-eared Miner

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Black-eared Miner, Black-eared Miner by Gregory Wellman
Species Info
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
MELIPHAGIDAE
Order: 
PASSERIFORMES
Genus: 
Manorina
Species: 
melanotis
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Wilson, 1911)
Medium: 
Acrylic
Artist Statement: 
The Black-eared Miner (Manorina melanotis) is an endangered honeyeater endemic to mallee woodland in Southeast Australia. They are co-operative breeders, living in colonies during the breeding season, and dispersing into the bush during non-breeding periods. The biggest threat to them is habitat loss. In 2016 The South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board was awarded a 20 Million Trees project grant to help restore one area, which should benefit Black-eared Miners and other Mallee species.