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Roseate Spoonbill pastel painting

  Roseate Spoonbill pastel painting

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approx. size: 9" x 15"

"Pretty in Pink"-Roseate Spoonbills -original pastel painting

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 Having beautiful pink plumage and a grotesque head and strange spatulate bill, roseate spoonbills are quite an odd contradiction. It is not until they attain maturity however that the featherless green mottled head becomes fully apparent, along with the exquisite intense pink feathers. It is worth to note that the pink plumage is a result of the bird's diet being rich in carotenoids (obtained from shrimps), which turn the white feathers pink.

Pictured on this painting are two birds, an immature and an adult, busy preening on a favorite log near a stream.







Many more wildlife watercolor, acrylic and pastel paintings, graphite pencil, colored pencil and charcoal drawings and sketches of animals and pets can be found in my art gallery. See portraits of dogs, puppy, cats, kitten, horses, pony, fancy rat, birds, elephant, butterfly, rhinoceros, jaguar, moose, raccoon, red fox, rabbit, hare, lion, zebra, owl, wolf and more. Commission an original custom wildlife painting or drawing,  dog portrait, cat portrait, horse portrait or other animal portrait today. These original, hand-made, custom pet portraits and wildlife paintings or animal drawings make wonderful memorial gifts for every dog, cat, horse or animal lover.


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