For last night’s effort, I went back to my Copic markers and my Strathmore Toned Tan book to draw a Fischer’s Turaco.
Fischer’s turaco is a colourful bird species endemic to Coastal East Africa, known for its unique features and behaviours. This medium-sized bird has a bright red beak and a red crest on its head. Fischer’s turacos are primarily frugivorous and use their vocalizations to communicate with each other and defend their territory. They mate for life, building their nests in trees using twigs, leaves, and other plant materials.
Fischer’s turacos are primarily arboreal, moving gracefully from branch to branch using their strong legs and feet. These birds are threatened due to habitat loss and fragmentation, which has led to their listing as near threatened by the IUCN. Fischer’s turacos are also sought after for the pet trade, although capturing them for this purpose is illegal in many countries.
Overall, Fischer’s turacos are fascinating birds with unique characteristics and behaviours. It is important to protect their natural habitats and regulate the wildlife trade to ensure the survival of this species.
Copic Markers & Fineliners, white gel pen & colouring pencil on Strathmore Toned Tan Sketchbook. ~2.5hrs.
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