EXTINCT Lord Howe gerygone (Australia)


Painting of a Lord Howe gerygone on 10 x 10 cm mdf panel.
The background is a deep – almost black – color. It’s a mixture of (ultramarine) blue and (sienna) brown. Painted with acrylic paint (Amsterdam Expert line) and finished with a matte varnish. Comes ready to hang with a small, gold colored hook.


The Lord Howe gerygone (Gerigone insularis) was a bird endemic to the Lord Howe islands, part of New South Wales in Australia. It was known as the “rain-bird” due to its activity after rain fall. This was because there were more insects active then, and these birds were insect eaters.

In 1918 a shipwreck occured on the island and this accidentally introduced black rats. Which most likely caused this birds’ extinction. The last species was seen in 1928.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “EXTINCT Lord Howe gerygone (Australia)”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also like…