Endcount, Orange-Bellied Parrot, 2016, Digital print & acrylic on canvas, 160 x 140 cm, $6,500
The orange-bellied parrot is a parrot endemic to southern Australia.
The birds have blue frontal bands and outer wing feathers. Males have bright grass green upperparts, and an orange belly. Females are duller green in colour.
They migrate between the Australian mainland and Tasmania, spending summer breeding in Tasmania and winter in coastal Victoria and South Australia. Orange-bellied Parrots nest in hollows of eucalypt trees near button grass plains in south-west Tasmania. Sadly, the OBP is one of Australia's most threatened species, with an estimate of 40 parrots thought to exist in the wild today and is listed as Critically Endangered by IUCN.
Money will go towards wildcaretas.org.au