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A plump, brightly colored babbler of dense forest understory. The yellow-orange breast and red bill are distinctive. The tail feathers have a peculiar outward curve near the tip. The song is a somewhat disjointed series of melodious phrases; calls include harsh scolding, chattering, and a repeated “peter-peter”. Native to Asia, from the eastern China west to the Himalayas; introduced to Hawaii, Japan, Reunion Island, and parts of Europe.

Red-Billed Leiothrix

  • Red-Billed Leiothrix, Perching 
    Colored Pencil on Smooth Drawing Paper (145 GSM)
    8 x 10 inches
    April, 2022

    This vibrant illustration of a Red-Billed Leiothrix took dozens of hours carefully applying layers and detail to make this bird of many colors sing.  Greens, browns, grays, purple, yellows, oranges, and reds were all used in the feathering. Special slicing techniques were used to cut-in textured layers around the cheeks, neck, and breast and blending tools were used to soften the edges and bring focus to the most vivid elements of this exotic bird. 

  • Fine-Art Print

    • Media: Hot Press Bright
    • Size: 8x10
    • Finishing: Trim to Size (Flush) + Clear Bag

    These prints are a great way for you to enjoy the quality of fine-art when purchasing the original is not possible.  Reproductions of the original artwork are made using digital capture and fine-art quality printing.  Each print is individually signed by the artist and provides the same great colors and details as the original.  

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