Sunbirds Greeting Card

$18.00

Foundation & Friends limited edition greeting card features a stunning coloured pencil painting by Janet Matthews, which exhibited in a previous Botanica art exhibition. It depicts the Christmassy red and green of our bottlebrush species providing a meal for our northern sunbirds. 

Available in packs of 10 including plain white envelopes.

Proceeds from the sale of these cards assist Foundation & Friends to continue supporting the horticulture, conservation, scientific research and education programs within your Botanic Gardens. 

About the artwork: The crimson bottlebrush, Callistemon citrinus, occurs naturally on the east coast of Australia from north-eastern New South Wales to Gippsland in Victoria. It is usually found in swampy areas, mostly on the coast and tablelands, where it forms a shrub or small tree up to 4m tall. The yellow bellied sunbird, Nectarina jugularis, is common across southern China to the Philippines and Malaysia down to northeast Australia. They feed largely on nectar, although they will also eat insects, especially when feeding young. Their flight is fast and direct on their short wings. Most species can take nectar by hovering, but usually perch to feed most of the time.