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Here you can browse and purchase limited-edition art prints created by Endangered Species Print Project artists. We donate a portion of every print to wildlife conservation.

Guam Micronesian Kingfisher Print

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Guam Micronesian Kingfisher Print

40.00

This is an 8" x 10" archival inkjet print on bamboo paper. An info card signed by the artist is included with each print.

  • ArtistJustin Richel
  • Est. Wild Population: 0
  • Est. Population In Captivity/Print Edition: 100
  • Threatened by: Predatory brown tree snakes, which were carried to Guam by US WWII planes
  • Scientific NameTodiramphus cinnamominus cinnamominus
  • Habitat: Today these kingfishers live only in captivity. Breeding programs hope to reintroduce them to the wild terrestrial forests of the island of Guam. 
  • Your purchase of this print will support: The Guam Micronesian Kingfisher Species Survival Plan at the Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Learn more about the Guam Micronesian Kingfisher
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Notes from the artist, Justin Richel: In my work I often employ the use of stacking objects and or animals to illustrate or convey a sense of the precarious nature of existence. I am interested in the delicate balance of nature and our relationship to this balance; do we as humans see our selves as part of this balance or somehow separate or outside of nature?

Traditionally this sort of stacked imagery is referred to as a Totem, which is typically a representation of family, kinship and ancestry linking us to the past, present and future. This imagery serves as a reminder that it is our responsibility to up hold our end of the bargain for future generations, so they too can enjoy a healthy and balanced bio-dynamically enriched environment.

The Guam Micronesian Kingfisher population was extirpated after the introduction of brown tree snakes to their island habitat (1984). Today they remain only as a captive population of fewer than one hundred individuals (as of 2006) in US mainland and Guam breeding facilities.

Nature as well as our own society is interdependent upon all of its pieces working together. The stack can only exist so long as all of its parts are cooperating together, to shift or remove a piece would inevitably send the whole thing crashing to the ground.

*please note all population counts reflect the population counted at the time of printing