Helen Ansell - 'Spotted Pardolote' Fine Art Paper Giclee Print (han058)
Helen Ansell Fine Art Paper Printsare now available as giclée quality prints using Fine Art smooth paper 220gsm. Using archival ink, all have a lightfastness under glass and away from direct sunlight of greater than 200 years.
30 x 30cm including white border of 5cm (made to fit a 30 x 30cm frame) – Actual image size is 20x20cm.
The spotted pardalote (Pardalotus punctatus) is one of the smallest of all Australian birds, and one of the most colourful. Although moderately common in all of the reasonably fertile parts of Australia (the east coast, the south-east, and the south-west corner) it is seldom seen closely enough for easy identification. Pairs make soft, whistling wheet-wheet calls to one another throughout the day, which carry for quite a distance. One of the difficulties in locating a pardalote is that the contact call is in fact two calls: an initial call and an almost instant response, and thus can come from two different directions. They nest in a long underground hole inside of a riverbank or shaded slope. Isopogon latifolius is a shrub of the family Proteaceae that is endemic to Western Australia’s southwest from Albany and the Stirling Range eastwards to the vicinity of Cheyne Bay. Because it is extremely sensitive to dieback it is at risk of extinction in the wild.