Nestling types

There are two main types of nestling. One is the downy precocial chick like the Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) and the other the naked altricial nestling, the typical song-bird nestling like Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla). The precocial or nidifugous chick is active soon … Continue reading

Types of Nests

The next painting illustrating different types of nests. 1. Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) 2. European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) 3. Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) 4. Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis) 5. Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) 6. Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

Good Neighbourhoods, the red-footed falcon and the rook

“The red-footed falcon (Falco vespertinus) belongs to the Falconidae family and the Falconiformes order. The red-footed falcon is the only raptor species of the region that breeds in colonies and in solitary nests as well. As other falco species, they occupies … Continue reading

Illustrations for a Field Guide to the Birds of Romania 5.

Stonechat (Saxicola torquata) territorial boundaries marked by song. They start singing a couple of weeks before nesting, to occupy the best breeding territory. To illustrate this territorial behaviour I had to paint the Stonechats more dense like they live in the nature. Watercolour painting, A4 -size