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KINGFISHER by Michelle Waters

Cactus Gallery LA

KINGFISHER by Michelle Waters

$ 262.50 $ 350.00
Acrylic on wood, 10" x 8"

About the piece: My painting is of a beautiful common kingfisher, a small, highly territorial, brightly colored bird that is widely distributed over Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
According to Wikipedia: "Common kingfishers are good indicators of freshwater community health. The highest densities of breeding birds are found in habitats with clear water, which permits optimal prey visibility, and trees or shrubs on the banks..."
Measures to improve water flow can disrupt this habitat, and in particular, the replacement of natural banks by artificial confinement greatly reduces the populations of fish, amphibians and aquatic reptiles, and waterside birds are lost.
Conservations status:
Global population trends have not been quantified, but populations appear to be stable so the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as "least concern".

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