EXTINCT O’ahu ‘akialoa (Hawaii, United States)


Painting of an O’ahu ‘akialoa (honeycreeper) 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.


This Hawaiian honeycreeper (Akialoa ellisiana) is part of a subfamily from the finches. It ate insects with its long bill, and lived in high elevated forests of Hawaii.

Due to deforestation and the avian influenza (bird flu) this bird is now extinct.
Last species were seen in 1933 and 1940.


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