Friday, October 28, 2011

Drawing Animals: Roseate Spoonbill

Today's animal is the roseate spoonbill.
The roseate spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja), is an unusual wading bird that breeds from the Gulf states all the way down to Chile and Argentina. There is nothing quite like a spoonbill, with their flat, spatula-like bill and, in this species, its bright pink color. Their feathers were once highly prized for use in lady's fans. It's such a common and easily recognized animal along the Gulf that they were included in the Disney movie The Princess and the Frog, which is set in Louisiana, during the "Dig a Little Deeper" sequence. Image is from Wikimedia Commons under a creative commons license.
My interpretation, which scanned a little oddly

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