sunbird

sunbird in flight
yellow-bellied sunbird in flight

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.

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