Magenta Petrel, Chatham Island Taiko

Magenta Petrel, Chatham Island Taiko by AFC

Pterodroma magentae by Kathy Kleinsteiber
(8 in. x 8 in. | Acrylic on Canvas | ID#4116)

Family: PROCELLARIIDAE | Conservation Status: Critically Endangered | Population Trend: increasing

Artist Statement

The Chatham Island Taiko is a very rare seabird that nests only in the dense forests of Chatham Island, New Zealand. It is threatened by mammals such as cats, rats and feral pigs which were all introduced to the island. I painted this as a tribute to my nephew, Malcolm Weiland, who left this world far too soon. A rare New Zealand seabird… flying off into the Great Unknown…

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