Endcount, Regent Honeyeater, 2016, Digital print & acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm, $2,500
The Regent Honeyeater is endemic to South Eastern Australia.
It is commonly considered a flagship species within its range, with the efforts going into its conservation having positive effects on many other species that share its habitat. The decline of the Regent Honeyeater is due mainly to the loss, fragmentation and degradation of the eucalypt species that the Regent Honeyeater is dependent on for nectar.
There are only an estimated 350 birds remaining in the wild. The species is suspected to have declined by more than 80% over the last three generations.
The regent honeyeater is listed as endangered by the IUCN.
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