A study conducted by a team of the Yale University, the Simon Fraser University and the Zoological Society of London, shows the hundred most endangered bird species in the world, The study analyses 9993 species of birds, his kinships, habitats and the risks of disappearance. This study highlights the species in which all conservation efforts should be made.
Original digital Illustration, 480x330 mm. 2016
Spix's macaw is a species extinct in nature, endemic to the state of Bahia, northeast of Brazil, where it inhabited large areas of a semi-arid territory known as Caatinga. Within this ecosystem Spix's macaws inhabited the riparian forests of Caraibeira (Tebebuia caraiba), tree belonging to the Bignoniaceae family which provided, in addition to protection and food, the cavities needed to install their nests.
Original digital illustation, 480x330 mm. 2016
The California condor is one of the five genus and one of the seven species of the Cathartidae family. It is a strict scavenger and one of the largest flying birds, measuring between 115-140 cm long with an approximate weight of 10 kilos. IUCN Red List includes it in the critically endangered species category.
Original digital illustration, 480x330 mm. 2015
The Juan Fernández firecrown, Sephanoides fernandensis, is a hummingbird endemic to Robinson Crusoe Island, located in Chile, in the archipelago of Juan Fernández, designated as a National Park in 1935 and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1977.
This species shows one of the highest levels of sexual dimorphism (difference between males and females of the same species) of all the hummingbirds in the world. They feed on the nectar of several plant like Dendroseris litoralis, tree belonging to the Asteraceae family which is also endemic to the Juan Fernández Islands. Both are critically endangered according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Original digital illustration, 480x330mm. 2017
African grey parrot, is an Old World parrot in the Psittacidae family. Threatened by the degradation of its habitat and the indiscriminate sale as a pet, that’s why the IUCN Red List has rated it in the endangered species category.
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