@Regrann from @natgeo Video by @joelsartore | Seldom, if ever photographed before, this western tragopan at the Himalayan Nature Park in India belongs to a species that is currently listed as vulnerable by #IUCN. They have a beautiful, spotted plumage with a bright orange collar, so they’re often illegally hunted for their feathers as well as their meat. Habitat degradation and disturbances of their nests are also major threats to the continuation of the species.
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Rara vez, si alguna vez fotografiado antes, este tragopan occidental (faisán) en el Parque Natural del Himalaya en la India. Pertenece a una especie que actualmente está catalogada como vulnerable por # IUCN. Tienen un plumaje hermoso manchado, con un collar anaranjado brillante, así que a menudo los cazan ilegalmente por sus plumas así como por su carne. La degradación del hábitat y las perturbaciones de sus nidos son también amenazas importantes para la continuación de la especie.
Para ver un retrato de este tragopan, echa un vistazo a @joelsartore!
I'm working with @synchronicityearth who are auctioning off donated artworks to raise money for #endangeredspecies and much needed work in saving their delicate habitats. Honoured to have my Western Tragopan - a beautiful endangered pheasant from the Himalayan regions - ink painting alongside some really great artworks by other artists. Let's hope we can raise some money! All proceeds to @synchronicityearth#LoveWildlife
Jane Laurie, aka Mutiny, is an artist based in east London. She works across a variety of scales and mediums from pencil drawings, ink and oil paintings to murals and street art, with wildlife always at the heart of everything she produces. Jane graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2007 and has been lucky enough to travel all over the world since, experiencing some truly astonishing wildlife encounters. These moments have helped shape her practise and have inspired her to keep working towards a freer, more equal planet for all species.
Jane has a huge interest in science and nature which she constantly explores through her colourful and lively work. She uses her work on the streets to reach as many people as possible and enjoys sharing work without gallery ‘walls’. She specialises in artworks depicting endangered wildlife with the aim of highlighting the extinction crisis – and the wider problems surrounding it – through her work.
The image featured here, 'Western Tragopan' is a 34.5 x 24 cm ink on paper.
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Western Tragopan |
(Birds of India: Series) Water color and coloured ink / on cotton fibre acid free paper | 2017 (Ref book for image and caption: A photographic guide to the Birds of India)
Distribution: Globally threatened and rare breeding resident very locally in northwestern mountains from north Pakistan east to Himachal Pradesh. Formerly in Uttaranchal. Moves lower down in winter.
Also occures in Tibet. | Voice: Loud bleating repeated 'waah waah' call.