Olive-winged Trumpeter

Olive-winged Trumpeter

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Olive-winged Trumpeter by Russell Heselden
Species Info
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
PSOPHIIDAE
Order: 
GRUIFORMES
Genus: 
Psophia
Species: 
dextralis
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
Conover, 1934
Medium: 
Oil on board
Artist Statement: 
Very little is known about the Olive-winged Trumpeter, including how many of them remain; what we do know is that they are declining as a result of cattle ranching, soy production, hunting and the construction of roads through their rainforest habitat. They are a bird of the dense forest, where their sombre plumage allows them to blend in well. I wanted to capture that in this 'Silent Skies' painting, so I have restricted myself to a muted palette of browns and greens.