Swift Parrot

Ramon Planas


Regular price €220
Swift Parrot - Coral Pipes
Swift Parrot - Coral Pipes
Swift Parrot - Coral Pipes
Swift Parrot - Coral Pipes
Swift Parrot - Coral Pipes
Swift Parrot - Coral Pipes
Swift Parrot - Coral Pipes
Swift Parrot - Coral Pipes
Swift Parrot - Coral Pipes
Swift Parrot - Coral Pipes
Swift Parrot - Coral Pipes
Swift Parrot - Coral Pipes
Swift Parrot - Coral Pipes
Length: 140 mm
Height: 65 mm
Bowl depth: 40 mm
Bowl diameter: 20 mm
Weight: 66 gr

 

When I cut my briarwood I’m thinking in the pipe I’ll like to carve. In this case, you can see briar skin in front and in the top bowl and beautiful straight grain in the other sides, from a well dried and seasoned briar dug in the year 2000.

 Freehand with horn shape, hand carved without any lathe. High tobacco capacity for large smokes.

 Ergonomic form to fit well in your hand. The mouth piece isn’t in line with the stummel.

 A green acrylic mouthpiece with a 7 mm teflon tenon, with a green colored stummel to match.

I sign all pipes with my trade mark brand: a little circle piece of “antalis” (a genus of tusk shell) and Mediterranean red coral inside.

 

This pipe reminds me to…

Swift parrots are critically endangered nomadic migratory bird found only in south-eastern Australia. Their small population of less than 2000 birds is continuing to decline largely due to loss of habitat in both their breeding range (eastern Tasmania) and non-breeding range in south-eastern mainland Australia. A newly identified threatening process, predation by introduced  sugar gliders in Tasmania, is also a major driver of their continued demise. Sugar gliders kill and eat adult female swift parrots while they are incubating their eggs, as well as the eggs and nestlings. Up to half of the nesting parrots can be eaten by sugar gliders every year. Swift parrots require two distinct  but related habitat features to breed food from flowering trees and tree hollows for nesting- If these resources don’t overlap in space and time, breeding cann’t occur. In their wintering range, swift parrots undertake long distance nomadic movements to find food.

 

 

 

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