Chinese Crested Tern, Chinese Crested-Tern

Chinese Crested Tern, Chinese Crested-Tern by AFC

Thalasseus bernsteini by Terry Isaac
(8 in. x 8 in. | Acrylic on Board | ID#4215)

Family: LARIDAE | Conservation Status: Critically Endangered | Population Trend: decreasing

Artist Statement

I had the great privilege of joining other AFC artists at an art show held in Qingdao, China in the summer of 2017. During the exhibit an ornithologist spoke to me about the Chinese Crested Tern, and I was immediately hooked. Terns, in general, are a very attractive subject to paint. I was enthralled with the unique design of this bird and was more than happy to paint it for the Silent Skies Mural Project. These birds are on the critically endangered list, and need our help to survive.
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