Malherbe’s Parakeet

Malherbs-parakeetI just added my contribution to the silent skies mural project. This is sponsored by The Artists for Conservation. When finished it will be a mural that depicts 678 endangered species of birds from around the world. The Malherbe’s Parakeet is critically endangered. It used to be common in New Zealand in the 19th Century but now only about 200 individuals cling to existence in three valleys.

Author: johnmegahan

I am a scientific illustrator and nature artist living in Ann Arbor MI. I work at University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology and I drink too much coffee.