Sanhill Crane Quartet

Sanhill Crane Quartet
OIl on 18x24 inch canvas

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Aplamoda Falcon

  • The Aplomado Falcon was placed on the Endangered Species List in 1986 and is the last falcon in the United States currently on this list.
  • The last known wild breeding pair of Aplomado Falcons in the United States was last seen in New Mexico in 1952.
  • Aplomado Falcons will hunt together as pairs or in family groups, working together to pursue or flush out their prey.
From:  the Peregrine Fund

The beautiful bird of prey's portrait was done primarily in Derwent Inktense Color Pencils with some Windsor Newton water soluble paint and Derwent Verithin colored pencils on 9" x 12" water color paper. I purchased a photo of this beautiful bird in captivity from Wild Life Reference Photos to produce this portrait.

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