Birds Under Threat From Brown Tree Snake in Marianas
The Rufous Fantail(Rhipidura rufifrons mariae), a rare species found on Rota, Northern Mariana Islands, is one of the #birds at risk from brown tree snakes, which have devastated bird populations on Guam. Efforts to safeguard the Marianas’ remaining native birds, such as snake trapping and translocations of birds to islands without snakes, are underway.
"Despite the effort Caillebotte put into the painting, it was rejected by France’s most prestigious art exhibition, The Salon, in 1875. The depiction of working-class people in their trade, not fully clothed, shocked the jurors and was deemed a ‘vulgar subject matter.’
The images of the floor scrapers came to be associated with Degas’s paintings of washerwomen, also presented at the same exhibition and similarly scorned as ‘vulgar’”.