Gunnison Sage-Grouse

A 2019 New York Times article on global avian decline inspired me to paint a series of endangered birds to raise awareness about their vulnerability. The Sage-Grouse is a Colorado favorite, and its Colorado and Utah habitat is shrinking by the year. The males have legendary elaborate courtship rituals, including intricate footwork, eerie birdcalls, and chest-puffing.  They are aptly named since they can ingest and digest the tough sagebrush of their native habitat. To learn more: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Gunnison_Sage-Grouse

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