Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sketchings - The Red Lory

Red Lory Sketch

I'm sketching the Red Lory today in preparation for another painting. Lories and lorikeets have been shuffled around a bit in taxonomy, but are now thought to be most closely related to budgerigars and fig parrots. Aside from their beautiful colors, I find lories particularly interesting because they're primarily nectar feeders - their tongues are like little brushes, perfectly adapted to grab up pollen and nectar.

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