Magenta Petrel, Chatham Island Taiko

Magenta Petrel, Chatham Island Taiko

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Magenta Petrel, Chatham Island Taiko by Kathy Kleinsteiber
Species Info
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Family: 
PROCELLARIIDAE
Order: 
PROCELLARIIFORMES
Genus: 
Pterodroma
Species: 
magentae
Population trend: 
increasing
Authority: 
(Giglioli & Salvadori, 1869)
Common names (Spa): 
Fardela taiko, Petrel taiko
Medium: 
Acrylic on Canvas
Artist Statement: 
The Chatham Island Taiko is a very rare seabird that nests only in the dense forests of Chatham Island, New Zealand. It is threatened by mammals such as cats, rats and feral pigs which were all introduced to the island. I painted this as a tribute to my nephew, Malcolm Weiland, who left this world far too soon. A rare New Zealand seabird… flying off into the Great Unknown…