This small Australian bird is well known as being one of the most elusive and mysterious in the world, with no confirmed sightings between 1912 and 1979, leading to speculation that it was extinct. Sightings since then have been extremely rare and its population size is unknown, though based on the paucity of records it is thought to number between 50 to 249 mature individuals. Predominantly terrestrial, its natural habitat appears to be the spinifex grass which still dominates much of the dry, dusty Australian interior; with that seed and other herbs forming its diet. Other early reports also indicate that it never strayed from water. Its mostly short ‘ding ding’ whistles, and a more drawn out whistle, have been recorded. Evidence of it has been found in the desert stretching south from the Bungle Bungles. Therefore this night scene makes a great setting for a mysterious bird.
Helen Ansell Rectangle Paper Prints are 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 the following sizes:
- A3 (297 x 420mm) including a 30mm border on all sides.
- A2 (420 x 594mm) including a 40mm border on all sides.
- A1 (594 x 841mm) including a 50mm border on all sides.
- A0 (841x1189mm) including a 75mm border on all sides.
Helen Ansell fine art prints are proudly printed in Australia.
*Please allow up to 7 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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