NIHOA MILLERBIRD, 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 en.wikipedia.org: "The Nihoa Millerbird (Acrocephalus familiaris kingi gets its name from its preferred food, the Miller moth. The five-inch long Millerbird has dark, sepia-colored feathers, white belly, and dark beak. Its geographic range is limited to the tiny island of Nihoa in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The Nihoa Millerbird is one of the two endemic birds remaining on Nihoa, the other being the Nihoa Finch.
Only 200– 900 Nihoa Millerbirds persist on the island, making the species seriously endangered. It is always at risk of extinction from environmental changes (droughts, fires, insect population irruptions), and because flight away from the island would likely prove fatal. The Laysan Millerbird, now extinct, was closely related."
The Niihoa millerbird is a reclusive species that forages for insects among dense brush. One of only two endemic birds remaining on Niihoa, its single, small population is highly vulnerable to severe droughts and storms, diseases, and introduction of non-native species.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 07 November, 2011.