“Also known in Western Australia as “Weiros” I wanted to paint these birds as we are so used to seeing them as pets in captivity that we often forget that they actually exist in the wild. How amazing to see a flock of them in their native environment!” Helen Ansell
These are a member of the cockatoo family endemic to Australia where they are found largely in arid or semi-arid country, but always close to water. Largely nomadic, the species will move to where food and water is available. They often eat cultivated crops. They are typically seen in pairs or small flocks, although sometimes hundreds will flock around a single body of water. In the wild cockatiel’s plumage is primarily grey. It has long tail feathers roughly making up half of its total length. At 30 to 33cm (12 to 13in), the cockatiel is the smallest of the cockatoos. They are relatively vocal birds. As caged birds, cockatiels are second in popularity only to budgerigars.
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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