Common Cuckoo with it’s distasteful menu

Here I illustrated the Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) feeding with hairy caterpillars (Aporia crataegi), which are distasteful to many birds. Cuckoo is an insectivore, eating mainly insects and their larvae. Hairy caterpillars, which are rejected by most birds, are eaten by the … Continue reading

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 4.

This painting required a very precise sketching. So before starting to work I made a photo with the birding equipments: spotting scope, binocular, field guide books, notebook, digital camera, GPS tracker, head lamp. After finishing with the laborious sketching, I … Continue reading