Black-cheeked Ant-tanager, Black-cheeked Ant Tanager, Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager

Black-cheeked Ant-tanager, Black-cheeked Ant Tanager, Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager by AFC

Habia atrimaxillaris by Jason Kamin
(8 in. x 8 in. | Oil | ID#3863)

Family: CARDINALIDAE | Conservation Status: Endangered | Population Trend: decreasing
 

Artist Statement

I always like to have some kind of connection to the subject I'm painting, however distant. In the case with all these rare birds, it's difficult to have reference material in your back pocket. Luckily I had a friend that had just been down to Costa Rica, and for but a brief second on a jungle birding expedition, snapped a photo of the black-cheeked ant-tanager, and then it was gone. Little did it know it would be contributing to the conservation of it's own species, and (too) many others in peril.
 
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