Tuamotu Sandpiper

Tuamotu Sandpiper by AFC

Prosobonia parvirostris by Sharon K. Schafer
(8 in. x 8 in. | Acrylic on Hardboard | ID#4090)

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

Artist Statement

The small sandpiper is threatened by introduced rats and cats as well as habitat destruction caused by the spreading cultivation of coconuts. Formerly widespread, but is now restricted to only four uninhabited atolls in the Tuamotu archipelago in eastern Polynesia. Populations are thought to be slowly declining.
 
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