sunbird

Detail of female Yellow-bellied Sunbird in flight, part of an acrylic painting on stretched canvas. Painted after observing the challenges overcome by a pair of Sunbirds in far north Queensland, who rebuilt their nest after a first attempt was destroyed by predators at night, along with the eggs. Within twenty-four hours, they had chosen a new nest site and proceeded to construct the intricately shaped nest with materials sourced from surrounding farmlands. Their perseverance and teamwork was inspirational.Read more