Extinction Songs: (Ammospiza maritima nigrescens)
The Dusky Seaside Sparrow (Ammospiza maritima nigrescens), is one of a series of landscapes that use the visual images of sound waves from birds that were recorded prior to their extinction in the 20th Century. Background noise is rendered in visual sound waves as a horizon line that is interrupted briefly by the bird’s song, which renders as a foreground element in the landscape.
On December 12, 1990 The Dusky Seaside Sparrow was removed from the US endangered species list and declared extinct. The last bird died while housed at Disneyworld’s Discovery Island died in 1986. The extinction was largely the result of the NASA’s development of Cape Canaveral which annihilated much of the bird’s habitat in its singleminded race to land humans on the moon.
Bird in Landscape: (Ammospiza maritima nigrescens)