Friday, June 5, 2015


Watercolor, Pen and Ink on Arches 140lb. Hot Press
Matted in a 5x7'' Ivory Matt
Himatione sanguinea

The ‘Apapane is endemic to Hawaii and occurs on all main Hawaiian islands.  A common bird on Oahu, it prefers ‘ohi’a trees.  The ‘Apapane forages on nectar and insects it finds in the forest canopy.  It measures up to 5 ¼ inches (13 cm).  The feathers of this bird were used in Hawaiian featherwork.    

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