NOIO (HAWAIIAN OR BLACK NODDY), limited edition giclee by Marian Berger.
This Monarch Edition size measures 10.5 x 16 inches and is printed on archival high end, deckled edged, textured 100% cotton rag paper, embossed with LEBH (Living Endemic Birds of Hawaii) and an image of the Hawaiian Island Chain on the lower right hand corner.
Only 250 giclees of each image will ever be produced. The originals were commissioned to bring awareness and support to San Diego Zoo's Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program.
Each image is also available in the Royal Octavo size, 6.5 x 10.25 inches, for $105.00 each.
From Richard Shirley's website:
From www.state.hi.us and search: "The Noio or Black Noddy is a medium-sized, abundant, and gregarious tern (Family: Laridae) with a pantropical distribution. Seven Noio (black noddy) subspecies are generally recognized, and two are resident in Hawai‘i: A. s. melanogenys (MHI) and A. s. marcusi (NWHI). Individuals have slender wings, a wedge-shaped tail, and black bill which is slightly decurved. Adult males and females are sooty black with a white cap and have reddish brown legs and feet; bill droops slightly."
The Noio is a seabird from the tern family that measures about one foot in length with a two-foot wingspan. They spend the day at sea feeding, returning to roost on shore at night. Courtship behaviors include head bobbing and exchanging fish between mates. The pair then builds a substantial nest in a cave, tree, or on a rocky ledge, which they will reuse year after year.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 07 November, 2011.