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"Guam Kingfisher"
gouache on gray illustration board
from the artist’s first trip to Micronesia
This bird was common in northern Guam in 1976, often seen perched on powerlines along highways. But within 10 years, it was extinct in the wild, and remains so today.  It survives only in captivity, and cannot be re-introduced because the brown treesnake is still abundant on the island.