“A favourite among bird lovers, it is always a joy to spot a flash of blue darting among the bush! This painting was based upon a photo taken by bird enthusiast Mark Eatwell.” Helen Ansell
The ‘Splendid Wren’ is found across much of Australia. Like other Fairy-wrens it is unrelated to the true wren. In Western Australia it is known colloquially as the ‘Blue Wren’, and is found in much of central and southern parts in a habitat ranging from forest through to dry scrub. It generally seeks vegetation for shelter. Ants, grasshoppers, crickets, spiders, bugs and small quantities of seeds flowers and fruit form its diet. Being an active and restless feeder it moves with a series of hops and bounces, usually across open ground, assisted by its large upright tail. Two to eight birds defend a territory year round. Breeding occurs in late August through to January when the males provide various courtship displays while the female, with brown plumage blue wings and tail, builds the nest. In some urbanised areas it has disappeared, as it hasn’t adapted well to human occupation, but otherwise its numbers are not threatened. Marri (Corymbia calophylla) is a large and common tree in the southwest of Australia allied to Bloodwoods rather than Eucalypti.
Helen Ansell Fine Art Paper Prints are now available as giclée quality prints using Fine Art smooth paper 220gsm. Using archival ink, all have a lightfastness under glass and away from direct sunlight of greater than 200 years. Fine Art Paper Prints available in three sizes:
- Small – 30 x 30cm including white border of 5cm (made to fit a 30 x 30cm frame) – Actual image size is 20x20cm.
- Medium – 40 x 40cm including white border of 5cm – Actual image size is 30x30cm.
- Large – 50 x 50cm including white border of 5cm – Actual image size is 40x40cm.
Helen Ansell fine art prints are proudly printed in Australia.
*Please allow up to 6 business days for your purchase to be posted. Because each print is made to order just for you, we require time to print and post your beautiful Australian fine art print.
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