Galleries : Undying Tales 2019/2020 : UT 15 - Moorhen



MOORHEN - 6.5x6.5 inches $210.00 (SOLD)
Pele - 6.5x6.5 inches $185.00 (SOLD)
Spark Bearer I - 3.5x4.5 inches $60.00 (SOLD)
Spark Bearer II - 3.5x4.5 inches $40.00 (SOLD)

Highlighted Species: Gallinula chloropus sandvicensis

Status: Near Threatened due to loss of habitat, hunting, and predation from non-native species introduced to the islands

The *Alae*Ula bird is an elusive creature, shy and quick to seek shelter when it senses the presence of another creature. It delves among the reeds and dense vegetation of marshes and wetlands. Their beaks have a distinctive bright red frontal shield, tipped with a golden point. In Hawaiian legend, the *Alae*Ula once had pristine white plumage. He flew to the heart of the volcano where the gods reside, and brought back fire for humans, and the fiery journey turned his feathers soot-black, and left his beak blazing red like the volcano*s flames.

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Size: 6 x 6 inches
Medium: Ink
©2020, Stephanie Law

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