The Eclectus Parrot is restricted in Australia to rainforests in north-eastern Cape York Peninsula and usually nests in a tree hollow high in the canopy. It is one of about 22 species of birds whose range in Australia is restricted to the Cape.
This parrot must rate as one of the most beautiful in the world. Usually located by their noisy calls, the male and female are then easily recognised by their plump stature and striking colours. The male is almost entirely green, while the female is a deep scarlet-red with a blue band across the chest.
Another aspect of this painting, almost as important as the parrots, is the crows nest being struck by the shaft of sunlight making its way through the Cape York rainforest canopy. The conservation of this tropical habitat is crucial to the Eclectus Parrots survival in Cape York Peninsula.
Saraset Edition of 600 (30 A/P) 400 x 525 mm
AUD $154.00 (42 Left)