Sao Tome Grosbeak, Sao Tome Canary, Sao Tome Goldfinch, So Tom Canary, Sao Tom Grosbeak, So Tom Grosbeak

Sao Tome Grosbeak, Sao Tome Canary, Sao Tome Goldfinch, So Tom Canary, Sao Tom Grosbeak, So Tom Grosbeak by AFC

Crithagra concolor by Kathy Kleinsteiber
(8 in. x 8 in. | Watercolor | ID#3760)

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

Artist Statement

The Sao Tome Grosbeak is a critically endangered and mysterious bird of the island of Sao Tome in the West African Gulf of Guinea. It is double the size of most seedeaters, with a correspondingly large bill. When it was discovered in 1888, taxonomists couldn’t agree on what kind of bird it was. Then, it disappeared for over 100 years, and was not recorded again until 1991, but it still is very rare.
 

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