White-bellied Heron, Imperial Heron

White-bellied Heron, Imperial Heron by AFC

Ardea insignis by Terry Woodall
(8 in. x 8 in. | White Cedar | ID#3663)

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

Artist Statement

Driftwood forms of cedar can suggest bird like features such as the natural extending neck of this heron carving. This heron, the imperial or white-bellied heron, is a rare species found in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas.
 

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