Audubon Mural Project

Mangrove Cuckoo by Candice Flewharty

Location: 3675 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

Painted: 10/28/2018

Climate Threat: This shy and elusive bird specializes in living in the humid, dense tangles of coastal mangrove swamps in the southeastern United States. Audubon's climate models forecast a complete loss in the species' current summer range in Florida and the Bahamas. Unanswered questions remain on whether it can migrate or adapt to new habitats.

About the Artist: Candice Flewharty has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and runs a small farm to support her art habit in Norwich, Connecticut. See more of her work at www.candiceflewharty.com.

The Artist on the Mural: “I chose the Mangrove Cuckoo as the subject because it is a beautiful creature common to the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and Florida. The mural sits in a neighborhood full of families from these same places. Flags representing these countries are painted beneath the Mangrove Cuckoo as a happy symbol of unity.

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