Preening Kingfisher

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This wooden sculpture shows the beautiful coloration of the female belted kingfisher. This is one of the few species that has the female as the more colorful. The piece was commissioned to depict the activities of the bird as she awaits her prey high above the water.  It is a life-sized bird and a wall mount, which lends it to be placed high in the room to further tell the story. The bird and branch are carved of tupelo . The bird is painted with oils and the branch is done in acrylics. It resides in a  private collection.

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