Endcount, Western Ground Parrot, 2016, Digital print & acrylic on canvas, 160 x 109 cm, $5,000
The Western Ground Parrot is a medium-sized parrot with a long tail, bright-green plumage. There is a narrow bright-red band above its beak.
They occur in Fitzgerald River National Park and Cape Arid National Park, and nearby parts of Nuytsland Nature Reserve, in Western Australia.
An estimated 140 western ground parrots remain in the wild and is listed as Critically Endangered by EPBC Act.
The decline of the Western Ground Parrot can be attributed to the loss of habitat. With so little habitat left other threats such as predation by the European fox and feral cat and inappropriate fire regimes are vitally important to manage to maintain and recover the few remaining birds.
Money will go towards western-ground-parrot.org.au