The ancient forest
above, fragmented into
Cursed by poverty of vision–
wings clipped into parts, denied
I chose to paint this bird because of its colors. The most common tanager in Brazil, it also lives in the humid forest canopy in Paraguay and Argentina. Although not yet endangered, its population has been decreasing. What hit me most is the fact that only 8% of its original habitat remains, and the populations are fragmented as a result. That will surely result in a continued population decline.
The words for my tanka were supplied by the Secret Keeper’s weekly prompt.
Happy Draw a Bird Day!