Tag: ornithology

Water rail (Rallus aquaticus) with chick

Oil paint on paper, 2018

32 x 24 cm

MoVo – Moderne Vogelbilder, 2019, Heineanum Halberstadt

Bali myna (Leucopsar rothschildi)

Acrylic and tempera on paper, 2018

32 x 24 cm

MoVo – Moderne Vogelbilder, 2019, Heineanum Halberstadt

Domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo f. domestica) with poults. The surroundings are orientated at the Aztec culture.

Oil paint on paper, 2018/19

40 x 30 cm

MoVo – Moderne Vogelbilder, 2019, Heineanum Halberstadt

White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) at nest

Watercolour, 2018

24 x 16 cm

Northern long-eared owl (Asio otus)

Oil paint on paper, 2018

40 x 30 cm

Black swan (Cygnus atratus)

Watercolour, 2018

24 x 16 cm

Himalayan cuckoo (Cuculus saturatus)

Watercolour, 2018

24 x 16 cm

A Dodo chick (Raphus cucullatus) is begging for food. Probably the Dodo has feed his chicks with crop milk because they were related to pigeons. The Dodo died out in the 17th century and today its one of the best examples for an exterminated animal. But it is only one of many birds that are lost in Mauritius.

Acrylic paint on paper, 2018

32 x 24 cm

Sketches of a passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius), drawn from a zoological specimen at the Natural History Museum Erfurt. The last one of this bird species died in 1914. It was native in North America.

Pencil, 2018

21 x 15 cm

Resting mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos)

Pencil & ink, 2018

21 x 15 cm

Filtrating greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

Pencil, 2017

The picture originated during an educational jurney to the South of France in the “Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau”.

Sketch of a common ostrich (Struthio camelus)

Pencil, 2013

Encounter with Aepyornis maximus

A Madagasy man of the Bara type faces a bird which extinction is caused by his species: elephant birds, also known as vorompatras, belong to the biggest birds of Earth history and lived probably until the 17th century. Anyway this bird has an importance for the natives until today: the shells of the big eggs are collected and sold to tourists. The aborigine has a gusset hairstyle, which was still a distinctive feature between the different clans of Madagascar a hundred years ago. The hair gussets were often covered in a layer of wax.

Coloured pencil, 2016/17

59,5 x 42 cm

MoVo – Moderne Vogelbilder, 2017, Heineanum Halberstadt

Roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)

Oil on canvas, 2016/17

69 x 59 cm

MoVo – Moderne Vogelbilder, 2017, Heineanum Halberstadt

Diving king penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus), Subantarctica

Oil on canvas, 2016

50 x 40 cm

South Island giant moa (Dinornis robustus) & Australasian pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae), New Zealand

The moa were ratites in nine species in New Zealand, whereof Dinornis robustus was the biggest. They were hunted until extinction within 100 years by the ancestors of the Maori that migrated at the end of the 13th century.

Pencil, 2016/17

59,5 x 42 cm

Flamingos in mist (Phoenicopterus roseus)

Pencil, 2014/15

42 x 29,5 cm

Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex); East Africa

Pencil, 2014

29,5 x 21 cm

MoVo – Moderne Vogelbilder, 2015, Heineanum Halberstadt

Female red crossbill (Loxia curvirostra); northern hemisphere

Pencil, 2014

29,5 x 21 cm

King vulture (Sarcorhamphus papa); Central and South America

Pencil, 2014

29,5 x 21 cm

MoVo – Moderne Vogelbilder, 2015, Heineanum Halberstadt

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