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Bananaquit Bird Drawing

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Bananaquit Bird Drawing by Carolyn Antl, 2013

Bananaquit Bird Drawing by Carolyn Antl, 2013

I created this bird drawing on Strathmore archival quality drawing paper using Prismacolor graphite and soft core colored pencils.

While visiting the Caribbean, I saw many of these zippy little birds, which range in size from 4 to 5 inches. The bill of the Bananaquit is curved and used for collecting nectar from flowers, and often they are easily attracted with bowls of sugar water. For this reason they have the nickname, the sugar bird. One can easily view 15 or more at once. They produce a flurry of activity near feeders and are a treat to watch.
 

 

 

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    Author: Carolyn

    Hello. I’m an artist with a passion for creativity, learning, people and nature. I've worked in various roles regarding creative direction, design, and production, both in print and online publishing arenas. In the office, I enjoy working with a team to produce excellent products. At home, I enjoy time with my family, art, reading and outdoor activities.

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