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Carnaby or white tailed black Cockatoo. Original oil painting


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A large member of the black Cockatoo family of Australia with several sub species all in danger through habitat destruction.


Original by Ian Griffiths


Oil on canvas 20 x 24 inches


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Yellow tailed black Cockatoo. Original oil painting


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A large member of the black Cockatoo family of Australia rare and in danger through habitat destruction.


Original by Ian Griffiths


Oil on canvas 20 x 24 inches


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Scarlet Macaw. Original oil painting


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Original by Ian Griffiths



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Hyacinth Macaw. Original oil painting


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Original by Ian Griffiths

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Hyacinth Macaws. Original acrylic painting


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Original by Ian Griffiths

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Rainbow Lorikeets. Original acrylic painting


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Original by Ian Griffiths

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Flying free. Original acrylic painting


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Original by Ian Griffiths

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Interaction. Original acrylic painting


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Original by Ian Griffiths

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Birds in their natural habitat can be quite a challenge and a great deal of thought, planning and study goes in to each painting. There is as much, if not more, work that goes in to the background than the birds. My larger paintings are often created as commission and much depends on complexity, size and materials used please contact me for an estimate.

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Golden Conures. Original oil painting


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Life in the south American rainforest is home to the Golden Conures also known as the Queen of Bavaria Conure


Original by Ian Griffiths


Oil on canvas 19.5 x 23 inches


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Hope. Spix Macaws. Original oil painting


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These beautiful birds are extinct in the wild but with a joint effort will return and once more these small macaws will take to the sky over Brazil


Original by Ian Griffiths


Acrylic on board 19.5 x 23 inches


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Return to Brazil. Spix Macaws. Original oil painting


To be auctioned  by Al wabra


Displayed at breeding centre at Al wabra in Qatar the original will be auctioned to support the de-extinction program at Concordia farm in Brazil to return the Spix to the wild.


Original by Ian Griffiths


Oil on canvas 19.5 x 23 inches


20 x 24 ins

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Scarlet Macaw at Copan. Original oil painting


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A visit to the vast Mayan ruins of Copan in Honduras is a must but with the conservation Macaw project so you can once again enjoy the birds in their natural habitat


Original by Ian Griffiths


Oil on canvas 23 x 23 inches


20 x 24 ins

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Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation

The Al Wabra farm is an oasis of green areas, palm trees and many rare wild animals from allover the world. Powered by Sheikh Saoud Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al Thani’s passion for nature, an international team of expert vets, biologists and keepers are dedicated to the care and conservation of the rare and mostly endangered animals that can be found on the farm

a big day for the Spix's program, where the partners and the Brazil government signed the contract that will direct and implement the final stages of the Spix's macaw de-extinction project. And pave the way to the dream of seeing the Spix's flying free in the wild.

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Papuan Lorikeet (Stellas). Original oil painting


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Painted in a ‘loose’ style on a cradled panel to bring the beaty of this long tailed member of the Parrot family to life.


Original by Ian Griffiths


Oil on canvas 12 x 16 inches


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First releasing of Scarlet Macaws into the Copan Arqueological Park, Copán Ruinas Honduras

Great news from Honduras: the first Macaws were released in the archeological park of Copan. This is a project supported by the World Parrot Trust and BOSS Orange in collaboration with Macaw Mountain Bird Park and Nature Reserve, the Honduran Institute of Anthropogy and History (IHAH), and the Copan Association.


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The red-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii) also known as Banksian- or Banks' black cockatoo, is a large black cockatoo native to Australia. Adult males have a characteristic pair of bright red panels on the tail that gives the species its name. It is more common in the drier parts of the continent. Five subspecies are recognised, differing most significantly in beak size. Although the more northerly subspecies are widespread, the two southern subspecies, the forest red-tailed black cockatoo and the south-eastern red-tailed black cockatoo are under threat.

The yellow-headed amazon (Amazona oratrix), also known as the yellow-headed parrot and double yellow-headed amazon, is an endangered amazon parrot of Mexico and northern Central America. Measuring 38–43 centimetres (15–17 in) in length, it is a stocky short-tailed green parrot with a yellow head. It prefers to live in mangrove forests or forests near rivers or other bodies of water. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the yellow-crowned amazon

The golden parakeet or golden conure, is a medium-sized golden-yellow Neotropical parrot native to the Amazon Basin of interior northern Brazil.

Blue and gold Macaw

This species occurs in Venezuela and south to Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay. The range extends slightly into Central America, where it is restricted to Panama. The species' range formerly included Trinidad, but it became extinct there by 1970 as a result of human activities.

The great green macaw (Ara ambiguus), also known as Buffon's macaw or the great military macaw, is a Central and South American parrot found in Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador. This species live in the canopy of wet tropical forests and is highly dependent on the almendro tree (Dipteryx panamensis). Two allopatric subspecies are recognized; the nominate subspecies (Ara ambiguus ambiguus) occurs from Honduras to West Colombia, while Ara ambiguus guayaquilensis is isolated on the Pacific side of the continent in Ecuador, and possibly South-Western Colombia.



The Carnaby cockatoo is recognised as Endangered under the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, and as Schedule 1 "fauna that is rare or is likely to become extinct" by Western Australia's Wildlife Conservation (Specially Protected Fauna) Notice 2008 under the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950. The population size of Carnaby's cockatoo fell by over 50% over 45 years, and up to a third of their traditional breeding grounds in the Wheatbelt region have been abandoned.


Major threats to the cockatoo include clearance of their feeding and nesting habitat, destruction of nesting hollows (e.g. during firewood collection), competition with other species for nest sites, and poaching.

The ornithologist John Gould knew the bird as the funereal cockatoo Other common names used include yellow-tailed black cockatoo, yellow-eared black cockatoo, and wylah. Wy-la was an aboriginal term from the Hunter Region of New South Wales, while the Dharawal name from the Illawarra region is Ngaoaraa. Scientist and cockatoo authority Matt Cameron has proposed dropping the "black" and shortening the name to "yellow-tailed cockatoo", explaining that shorter names are more widely accepted.

The plum-headed parakeet is a gregarious and noisy species with range of raucous calls. The usual flight and contact call is tuink? repeated now and then. The flight is swift and the bird often twists and turns rapidly. It makes local movements, driven mainly by the availability of the fruit and blossoms which make up its diet. They feed on grains, fruits, the fleshy petals of flowers (Salmalia, Butea)

The caiques (/kaɪˈiːk/ or /kɑːˈiːk/) are species of parrots in the genus Pionites. They are relatively small and stocky, with a short, square tail and very bright colors. Their typical weight is 150–170 grams. They can live up to 40 years. They are endemic in the Amazon Basin in South America, with the black-headed north of the Amazon River, and the white-bellied south.

The Papuan lorikeet, also known as Stella's lorikeet and Mount-Goliath lorikeet (Charmosyna papou) is a species of parrot in the family Psittaculidae. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

The hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), or hyacinthine macaw, is a parrot native to central and eastern South America. With a length (from the top of its head to the tip of its long pointed tail) of about 100 cm (3.3 ft) it is longer than any other species of parrot. It is the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot species, though the flightless kakapo of New Zealand can outweigh it at up to 3.5 kg. While generally easily recognized, it can be confused with the far rarer and smaller Lear's macaw. Habitat loss and trapping wild birds for the pet trade has taken a heavy toll on their population in the wild

The African grey parrot is native to equatorial Africa, including Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda. The Congo subspecies is found inside a range from Kenya to the eastern part of the Ivory Coast, and the Timneh subspecies from the Ivory Coast to Guina-Bissau. Between 120,100 and 259,000 Timneh African gray parrots remain worldwide. Current estimates for the global population of Congo African grey parrots are uncertain and range from 0.63 to 13 million birds. Populations are decreasing worldwide. The species seems to favor dense forests, but can also be found at forest edges and in more open vegetation types (gallery and savanna forests).

Overall, the rainbow lorikeet remains widespread and often common. It is therefore considered to be of least concern by BirdLife International. The status for some localised subspecies is more precarious, with especially T. h. rosenbergii (which possibly is worthy of treatment as a separate species) being threatened by habitat loss and capture for the parrot trade.