Pitt Shag

Pitt Shag

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Pitt Shag by Sharon Schafer
Species Info
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
PHALACROCORACIDAE
Order: 
SULIFORMES
Genus: 
Phalacrocorax
Species: 
featherstoni
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
Buller, 1873
Synonyms: 
Stictocarbo featherstoni subspecies featherstoni
Medium: 
Acrylic on Hardboard
Artist Statement: 
The Pitt Shag is a critically endangered shag restricted to the Chatham Archipelago,New Zealand. Its natural habitats are open seas and rocky shores. Apparently never a common species, its already small restricted populations are rapidly declining due to habitat degradation loss. The population is presently estimated to be about 886.