Endemic Birds of The Wet Tropics
The Wet Tropics is home to home to nearly half of Australia's bird species, the World Heritage Area harbours more than 370 bird species. Of these, thirteen species are known to be strictly endemic to The Wet Tropics, found nowhere else in the world, with 9 of them from the uplands and the other 4 ranging down to lower altitudes.
The forests of The Wet Tropics are living museums. They contain the most complete and diverse living records of the major stages of evolution in the world. Its rainforests are remnants of Gondwanan forests from 60 million years ago and some species have survived and exist here today as the closest relatives to ancient Australian songbirds. It is thought that bird song originated in this bioregion.
The 13 Endemic Birds of The Wet Tropics are illustrated here in a large A2 limited edition archival print which is annotated to denote the species in their respective form. The print is limited to a short run of 20 that will help to raise funds for the conservation efforts of these birds as well as helping to raise funds for the first field guide to be dedicated to these endemic birds.
$5 from each print will be donated to Rainforest Rescue who are a not-for-profit organisation that protect and restore rainforests in Australia. Their projects re-establish rainforests through planting, maintenance and restoration programs, as well as purchasing and protecting high conservation value rainforest and preserving its biodiversity.
Limited edition of 20.
Archival ink on 100% recycled 200gsm matte-coated art paper.
Hand numbered & signed.
A2 (420mm x 594mm) (16.5 x 23.4 in).
Shipped in postal tubes.
You can click on each of the 13 endemic species to learn more about them:
Golden bowerbird (Prionodura newtoniana)
Mountain thornbill (Acanthiza katherina)
Tooth-billed bowerbird (Scenopoeetes dentirostris)
Fern wren (Oreoscopus gutturalis)
Pied monarch (Arses kaupi)
Bower's shrike-thrush (Colluricincla boweri)
Grey-headed robin (Heteromyias cinereifrons)
Bridled honeyeater (Lichenostomus frenatus)
Atherton scrubwren (Sericornis keri)
Victoria's riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae)
Lesser sooty owl (Tyto multipunctata)
Macleay's honeyeater (Xanthotis macleayana)
Northern logrunner (chowchilla) (Orthonyx spaldingii)