Gouldian Finch Print By EggPicnic.

Gouldian Finch Print By EggPicnic.

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This giclée print is hand signed on true museum grade fine art paper with a lifespan rating of over 75 years.

Designed and made locally in Sydney by EggPicnic.

  • Dimensions – 28.6cm x 20.8cm

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at least 12% of the world’s bird species are threatened with extinction, and an additional 8% are near threatened.

  • This means one of every five bird species could be extinct in the next 50-80 years.
  • This equates to more than 2.000 species.

The primary threats are deforestation, extreme weather events, introduced species and the use of pesticides.

The Gouldian Finch was once found across northern Australia, with an overall population in the millions. However, in recent decades the population has declined dramatically to an estimated 2,500 mature individuals. It now occurs in small flocks in a few locations in the Kimberley and the NT, although it is occasionally recorded in Queensland.

Birds are excellent indicators species and provide valuable insights into how and why the environment is changing. Researchers can measure the changing status of biodiversity and the response to those threats – conservation, new laws or policies, and public knowledge.

Altered fire regimes – especially an increase in extensive, hot wildfires in the late dry season – is the primary threat to the survival of the Gouldian Finch. Wildfires reduce the availability of seed at key times during the year and limit the availability of tree hollows for nesting. Other threats include feral herbivores (which selectively graze key grass species) and feral cats. 

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