Black-winged Trumpeter

Black-winged Trumpeter

Black-winged Trumpeter by Cathy Weiss
Species & Artwork Details
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Family: 
PSOPHIIDAE
Order: 
GRUIFORMES
Genus: 
Psophia
Species: 
obscura
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
Pelzeln, 1857
Medium: 
Oil on archival gesso board
The Black-winged Trumpeter is depicted with her chick which acknowledges the endangered species threat. All hope of survival of the Black-winged Trumpeter lies within the protection of this family only with man's understanding and intervention. The most hopeful and interesting social difference of this bird species is that all family units take care of the young.