The Wading Flamingos by Aleksander Laszenko

The Wading Flamingos by Aleksander Laszenko

The Wading Flamingos

Aleksander Laszenko

Title

The Wading Flamingos

 
Artist
Year
1934  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
16 5/8 x 9 5/8" image 
Signature
pencil signed, lower left 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
pencil: drzeworyt (woodcut) 1934 in lower right 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
CAAL148 
Price
$750.00 
Description
Flamingos are a type of wading bird in the genus Phoeicopterus. There are four flamingo species in the Americas and two in the Old World. These pink birds can be found in warm, watery regions on may continents. They prefer environments like estuaries and saline or alkaline lakes and thrive on extensive mud flats where they breed and feed. Their bent beaks allow them to suck up water and mud to get to their food sources of tiny organisms. A filter-like structure within their beaks removes food before the water and mud are expelled.