Macaw Turquoise Necklace

Macaw Turquoise Necklace

169.00

Measurements:

2.5" L x 1" W

Sunstone and Turquoise pendant.

  • 19" cable chain with handmade feather toggle clasp.

  • Heavily oxidized to bring out the subtle texture and colors of the metal.

  • Signed and dated on the back ".925".

This piece is part of a series of pendants representing endangered or threatened birds in the US (or in this case, how our native bird populations can be threatened by non-native species.)
I am starting the series off here in my native Florida, exploring the states extensive and varied bird population and how we interact, alter, and coexist within each other's world.

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 5 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Members of the parrot family carry Newcastle disease, identified in 1971, which can infect native songbirds, game birds, domestic chickens and turkeys, and other exotic bird species. The native bird species can be infected by smuggled exotic birds and birds not properly quarantined that are released into the wild. This species also breeds in cavities which might limit the number available to native cavity nesters.

Species Account: Native to Mexico and South America. The sightings in Florida are escaped caged birds.

Habitats: Central or core urban area.

(information from http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/nonnatives/birds/scarlet-macaw/)

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