The Palila is another critically endangered species in Hawaii. Males have bright, golden yellow chests and head with olive/grey bodies, white bellies and black lores (eye masks). Females are basically a duller version of the male.
These sweethearts are kissing under the Mamane tree, the Palila's favorite nectar hotspot. Their beaks are thick, finch-like in shape... (making it a little harder to paint the heart)
I decided that I am going to make a whole bunch of the Ke Aloha series and donate a percentage of my profit to the American Bird Conservancy's projects : Bird Conservation in Hawaii. So if you like my Ke Aloha series, you can order an original painting and help out the native Hawaiian birds in the process :) It's a win-win-win situation!
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Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.