Golden-backed Mountain-tanager, Golden-backed Mountain Tanager, Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager

Golden-backed Mountain-tanager, Golden-backed Mountain Tanager, Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager by AFC

Cnemathraupis aureodorsalis by Sandi Lear
(8 in. x 8 in. | Watercolour | ID#3740)

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

Artist Statement

This endangered beauty of the high forests of Peru attracted me as I wished to learn more about a species non-Australian, and the plumage lends itself beautifully to watercolour. The largest of the Tanagers, and noted for it's extraordinary golden plumage, with purple indigo in the feathers, the colours were irresistible. Inhabiting 'elfin treelike forest' encouraged me to create the dripping, private aspect of it's home, freely running water through the pigment - a joy to paint.
 
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