About the Bird Art:
The image is printed on Epson Premium Matte Paper with UltraChrome Ink; the color should last quite a long time. The print is then mounted on a cradled wood block and coated with a UV resistant protectant to prevent fading. Each block is signed on the back. Ready to hang from a sawtooth hanger attached to the back. Watermarks will not appear on print. Color may vary (based on your monitor settings).
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4" x 4": $44, 6" x 6": $55
This listing is for a limited edition, fine art print of my original painting of a king vulture called, “It Was Baton Rouge’s Day to Shine”
This is a portrait of a king vulture named Baton Rouge. She lives at the World Bird Sanctuary. I think a lot of people don’t really appreciate vultures. They aren’t generally the prettiest birds, but check out the super amazing colors on this beauty! And that clear, blue eye. Lovely.
So vultures are pretty important for the ecosystem. Vultures are often overlooked as gross scavengers. But their role as nature’s garbage disposers keep the environment clean and free of contagious diseases. Their extremely corrosive stomach acid allows them to eat creatures who’ve left this earthly plane. These scavenged leftovers are often infected with anthrax, botulinum toxins, rabies, and hog cholera that would otherwise kill other scavengers. By ridding the ground of dead animals, vultures prevent diseases from spreading to humans and animals. Everyone wins!
Bird in a Box subscribers: this is the bird for June 2019.
About the King Vulture
Uncommon, large, and spectacular bird of lowland tropical forest, mainly in wilder areas and not around human habitation. Most often seen soaring overhead in mid-late morning, often fairly high up with kettles of Black Vultures; rarely seen perched. Striking adult has a colorful head and neck, piercing white eyes, and mostly white plumage with a black trailing edge to the wings and tail. Immature is blackish overall and lacks the white wing markings of the smaller Black Vulture. Immature develops adult plumage over a few years with white appearing first on the belly and the underside of the wings.
Range Map of the King Vulture