The Rochester Silos were painted by Jimmy D’Vate and are offical the 22nd Silos to be completed in the Australian Silo Art Trail.
Once again Jimmy has featured endemic threatened species the Azure Kingfisher and the Squirrel Glider.
The Azure Kingfisher with its combination of royal-blue plumage on its upperparts contrasting with orange on its underparts, makes it one of the smallest and most dazzling kingfishers in Australia. It inhabits the vegetation beside waterways and other wetlands, where it often perches on low, overhanging branches, searching for its prey of fish, crustaceans and aquatic insects, captured by shallow plunging into the water.
The background image for the Kingfisher is the Campaspe River.
The Squirrel Glider is a wrist-winged glider and has a home range extending from Bordertown near the South Australian/Victorian border through south Easter Australia to Northern Queensland. The species was actually once thought to be extinct in South Australia since 1939 until a genetic test confirmed their continued inhabitance in the area.