Only 250 giclees of each image in the Living Endemic Birds of Hawai’i series will ever be reproduced. The originals were commissioned to bring awareness and support to San Diego Zoo's Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program.
"Marian Berger's paintings, modeled after those of John James Audubon's Birds of America, are here reproduced as high quality giclees by Karen Kaufman, who owns and operates one of the top fine arts reproduction studios in all of Hawai'i.
Each painting is meticulously reproduced using top-of-the-line archival grade inks with an expected life of 100+ years. The paper is high quality, acid free, 100% cotton rag, natural white, heavy weight (310g) and thick (19mil). It is also textured to produce the luxurious appearance and feel of handmade papers of the 19th century.
In addition, each print is lightly embossed in the lower left hand corner with an image of the Hawaiian Islands and the initials LEBH (for the Living Endemic Birds of Hawai'i). This physical "watermark", only visible on close inspection, marks the print as original, and echos the watermarks of Audubon's great works.
Lastly, the edges of each print are manually deckled to produce a fine, handcrafted look...again similar to Audubon's original prints... making them suitable for either matting or floating with the edges fully exposed. The final result...a masterpiece nearly indistinguishable from the originals.
This Royal Octavo size measures 6.5 x 10.25 inches.
In this print the Anianiau (Magumma Parva) is shown in an Ohia lehua (blossom) tree (Metrosideros polymorpha).
From the website of R. Shirley:
No English name other than Anianiau; two species are represented.
From the series of thirty-three prints, Living Endemic Birds of Hawaii, by Marian Berger.
From audubon2.org: "Hemignathus parvus: smallest of the living native Hawaiian birds, this active, bright yellow bird is common in its now restricted range on the island of Kauai. Having survived two major hurricanes in the past 15 years, and seemingly faring well in the face of other perturbations that have negatively impacted other native birds, populations seem stable. Endangered."
From ibc/lynxeds.com: "Magumma parva: under differing taxonomic treatments, has at times variously been placed in one or other of genera Hemignathus, Loxops, Chlorodrepanis or Viridonia, but morphological and genetic studies indicate that it represents independent branch of family, lacking any sister-species. Monotypic. Distribution: Kauai, in Hawaiian Islands.
The 'Anianiau mainly feeds on nectar from a few species of plants, but also takes insects and spiders. During the breeding season between late winter and early spring, the female makes a cup-shaped nest from lichens and lays one to two eggs. Yellow chicks hatch after about 13 days, and are fed a high-protein diet of caterpillars until they leave the nest at about 3 weeks."
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 07 November, 2011.