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Spix's Macaw Feather by Nambroth Spix's Macaw Feather by Nambroth
This is a Spix's Macaw.

The Spix's Macaw is believed to be extinct in the wild, and critically endangered in captivity. Its only hope remains in the remaining 78 (known) in captivity.

These beautiful macaws are one of several critically endangered parrots (and one of hundreds of critically endangered birds) that it is only with awareness, education, and steps to stop destroying vital habitat and stop the illegal pet trade will we have a chance at saving these guys and others in their situation. Sadly the Spix's macaws in captivity are owned mostly by private individuals, and it is proving difficult to get them to put aside differences and politics to work together to save this species.

You can learn more about the Spix's Macaw here:
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This feather will be donated to and up for auction at the Anthrocon Charity Auction 2008- all proceeds will be donated to Parrot Rescue.

Painted with acrylic paints on a blue and gold Macaw feather (which was moulted/shed naturally from a healthy, happy parrot!) and adorned with a natural sapphire.
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LadyCorvidaea Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
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CatAdopt Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Wow! I LOVE it!
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ScenesAndMemories Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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SteampunkTigerlily Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Where on earth did you get a Spix feather???
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's not, it's a blue and gold macaw feather.
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SteampunkTigerlily Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, good idea :XD: I love Spix's, they're very special. I also think your idea of painting on feathers is very clever, the end result is brilliant.
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Nambroth Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love them too. I hope they have enough genetic diversity among those left to keep the species going.
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Kirstys-Photography Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very pretty, did you actually paint directly onto the feather? thats awesome!
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Nambroth Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I do, thank you!
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Kirstys-Photography Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
cool and your welcome :)
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