'New Zealand Dotterel' Print
Dimensions 420mm x 297mm (a3 size)
From the original painting 'Grebe and Wetland Ecosystem' 2015 - watercolour, ink and acrylic on paper, 750mm x 550mm, by Anna Priluka.
- This work was inspired by a beautiful dotterel photo taken by the late conservationist Don Merton.
The New Zealand Dotterel/Tuturiwhatu (Charadrius obscurus) is a native species of shorebird that includes two subspecies. The northern one is common on coasts around the North Island where it lays its eggs on sandy beaches, while the darker and heavier southern form now breeds only on Stewart Island/Rakiura, the southernmost of New Zealand's large islands. This southern population breeds on exposed subalpine herbfields above the tree-line on Stewart Island, though they inhabit mudflats and beaches on the coast the rest of the year. After reaching a low of 62 birds in the early 90's, this population is now almost 200 individuals and is still considered nationally critically endangered.
This painting depicts a southern New Zealand dotterel and its eggs surrounded by the flora of its alpine breeding habitat – the grass tree (Dracophyllum), the blue sun orchid (Thelymitra formosa), manuka (Leptospermum Scoparium) and many small alpine cushion plants. -
All prints have excellent archival properties and are printed in Nelson, New Zealand on 300gsm, 100% post consumer waste recycled stock. Please be aware that because the prints are made with recycled stock, very tiny flecks may be present on some of the paper. I enjoy the natural look this gives and feel it is much preferable to printing on paper made from old-growth forest pulp!
Each is individually signed and monogrammed and comes with a thick board backing, information blurb on rear and enclosed in a 'cellophane' bag for protection. Shipped flat in recycled cardboard packaging.