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January's Bird-of-the-Month at :iconbirds-club: was Waxwings... Unfortunately it took me almost the entire month to finish this painting (even though the actual work only took a matter of hours - I just didn't find the time/energy to work on it)!

Here we have the three species of Bombycilla, top to bottom:

B. cedrorum
B. garrulus

and B. japonica

(That's Cedar, Bohemian, and Japanese Waxwings to give the common English names)

I really love Waxwings! I haven't seen B. japonica in the wild yet, but maybe someday soon!

Watercolor, 2012.

Artwork (C) Gloria Pike
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satishverma Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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twapa Featured By Owner May 2, 2014   General Artist
thank you!
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satishverma Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are most welcome.
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Kateboat Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aah, Waxwings are my favorite kind of bird! ;U; This is gorgeous!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional
very nice indeed
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twapa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   General Artist
thank you very much!
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MasterKrypton Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful and nicely done! They are quite pretty birds. :)
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twapa Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! : )
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Scorchyz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! <3
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twapa Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   General Artist
thank you!
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured as one of #Birds-Club's top submissions for January's BOTM journal. You can find the article here: [link]
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twapa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   General Artist
thank you again! :D
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GreenMacawStudios Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great picture! awesome details and colors! :)
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twapa Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! I worked hard on it!
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KestrelRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They are so cute! Thier cuteness and the fluff on their little heads makes me want to pet them :)
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twapa Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   General Artist
Hehehe! Thank you!
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I found a baby waxwing once. It was so cute! And demanding!
Someone's cat had gotten to it, and taken it who knows how far from where it belonged, so I took it home for a day or so, but ended up taking it somewhere else, so someone else could do a better job with the poor dear.

But knowing one has made me love waxwings more. :)
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twapa Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   General Artist
Aw, that's cute. Glad you found somewhere to take it. I used to work in wildlife rehab and baby birds are pretty demanding! I have never seen a baby waxwing, myself. XD
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meihua Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Amazing, all three subspecies in one painting :clap: Great work!
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twapa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   General Artist
thank you! ^_^
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NovaFoster0 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful :D is it for a contest?
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twapa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! It's not a contest, just a monthly feature in #Birds-Club I like to use it as a personal challenge! : )
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