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TitleHaast's eagle habitat reconstruction Contact
»Michael Rothman DescriptionThis large format painting is a reconstruction of an extinct Haast's Eagle habitat group from pre-settlement New Zealand approximately 5,000 years ago in the northwestern area of the South Island near the Tasman Sea. It is an aerial view from a giant Totara tree looking downwards and outwards from a Haast's eagle aerie. The female is about to dismember a Finschs' flightless duck and feed her not-yet-fledged chick. Red-crowned parakeets are flying in the background and a giant Moa can be seen amidst the scrub growth at the ecotone edge. (Painting scale: 4 ft. X 6 ft.).
KeywordsHarpagornis moorei, Euryanas finschi, Podocarpus totara, Metrosideros robusta, Nothofagus sp., Duvaucel's gecko, Hoplodactylus duvacelii, Microsorum scandens, epiphytic fern, Dinornis novazealandiae, Cyanoramphus novazealandiae, Nikau palm, Rhopalostylus sapida, Cabbage tree, Cordyline australis, tree monoculture Media Color Categories Nature, Science Subject(s) Animal, Botanical, Birds, Paleontology, Vertebrates, Architecture, Institutional