Sangihe Dwarf-kingfisher

Sangihe Dwarf-kingfisher

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Sangihe Dwarf-kingfisher by Kathy Kleinsteiber
Species Info
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Family: 
ALCEDINIDAE
Order: 
CORACIIFORMES
Genus: 
Ceyx
Species: 
sangirensis
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1898)
Medium: 
Acrylic on Board
Artist Statement: 
The Sangihe Dwarf-kingfisher has only recently become a species separate from the near threatened Sulawesi Dwarf-kingfisher. It is a critically endangered tiny forest kingfisher with bright coloring that lives on the island of Sangihe in Indonesia. It has not been seen since 1997.