'Apapane is a native species of Hawaii and is uncommonly common for an endemic bird. My 'Apapane is sitting on a Naio branch with budding flowers. Usually found sipping nectar from the Ohia Lehua blossom, I wanted to mix it up a bit and give the 'Apapane change of scenary. The 'Apapane lives mostly above us all in the higher level forests. They will come down to lower canopies, where you can go birding and find the male singing to his mate.
I do receive a lot of requests for native Hawaiian birds and I love to paint them, so I will paint more and more of them!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.