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Melanie Barsony

Melanie has rescued and cared for Australian native wildlife for over 12 years. She rescues all animals however her specialist areas are birds and raptors. Raptors, or birds of prey, are the pinnacle of the food chain and are highly intelligent, resourceful and powerful birds. Melanie melds her passion for these birds with art in a series of graphic drawings.

She said,” I have had the privilege of caring for many of the birds depicted in my artwork and experienced the joy of their successful release back into the wild.”
Her detailed drawings capture the strength and personality of the individual birds.

To increase her avian knowledge and enable the birds the best chance of full rehabilitation and subsequent release, in 2013 Melanie attended the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital for a two week internship. The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is the largest falcon hospital in the world and leading institution for falcon medicine and research. The hospital also provides wild bird care and rehabilitation programs and Falcon breeding.

In March 2014, Melanie will embark on her second trip to the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital to complete a four week Avian Husbandry and Medicine internship.

Falconry in Arabia
Falconry has been practiced by the peoples of Arabia for at least 18 centuries. The ancient Bedouin tribes of the Arabian Peninsula would capture young falcons migrating between Asia and Africa. These birds were cared for during the winter months and trained to hunt and provide meat for their handlers and their families. At the end of winter the birds were released, fit and healthy, to join the spring migration back to their Asian breeding grounds. The Arabian people still revere all birds of prey and falconry forms an important part of their cultural heritage.

All works are available unframed for easier and less expensive shipping. A $100 discount applies to unframed work. Dimensions are approximately 30 x 21cm - on 300gsm archival quality paper.
©2011-2014 The Channon Gallery
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Melanie Barsony
Arabian Falconer

Colour pencil.
36.6 x 28.4cm; framed

Cat. No. MBA-101
No Longer Available
©2011-2014 The Channon Gallery
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Melanie Barsony
Barn Owl Chick

Colour pencil.
36.6 x 28.4cm; framed

Cat. No. MBA-102
$ 750
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Melanie Barsony
Collared Sparrowhawk, Juvenile

Colour pencil.
36.6 x 28.4cm; framed

Cat. No. MBA-103
$ 750
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Melanie Barsony
Osprey

Colour pencil.
36.6 x 28.4cm; framed

Cat. No. MBA-104
$ 750
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Melanie Barsony
Whistling Kite, Juvenile

Colour pencil.
36.6 x 28.4cm; framed

Cat. No. MBA-105
$ 750
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