Monday, 14 February 2011

More from the Sleeping Birds series....


Female Golden-shouldered Parrot, water colour on paper, 25x20.5cm, 2011. The species is endangered, they have a very intimate relationship with termites, they make their nest inside termites mounds at the same time the young termites bugs are hatching, so the termites keep the yung parrots warm and the baby parrots provide termites with food that is their droppings.. a good example of cooperation.

 
Tawny Frogmouth, water colour on paper, 24.5x28.5, 2011.

11 comments:

  1. Bellissimi tutti in particolare Tawny Frogmouth!Io li adoro, noi abbiamo solo Caprimulgus europaeus, uno dei miei animali preferiti!!

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  2. Lovely watercolours as usual ! I like them all, and in particular the female-golden shouldered parrot, she seems so delicate. DeeBee

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  3. Matteo realmente eres infatigable, bellos trabajos y de talla de gran artista, un saludo

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  4. Grazie Maria Elena, e' vero il podargo strigoide (in italiano) e' davvero particolare, stupendo..
    Thank you DeeBee, yes, she does seem delicate and the species is endangered, they have a very intimate relationship with termites, they make the nest inside termites mounds at the same time the young termites bugs are hatching, so the termites keep the yung parrots warm and the baby parrots provide termites with food that is their droppings..
    Gracias Jose!

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  5. I just found your blog and enjoyed going through it. It does read like a book, like one of the others commented. Really, very nice work.

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  6. I tuoi acquerelli sono semplicemente meravigliosi, Matteo! Verrò spesso a visitarli... sono una gioia per gli occhi e per lo spirito!

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  7. Grazie Cristina! Anche io visitero' i tuoi ci puoi scommettere.
    Thank you very much Maria!

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  8. Ciao Matteo, ti ho scoperto perchè segui il mio amico Fabrizio; i tuoi lavori sono delicatissimi e sensibili, complimenti dall'Italia!

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  9. beautiful work Matteo, Diana

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  10. Trabajo personal sensible y bello. Felicidades

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  11. Gorgeous watercolours, Matteo
    The female Golden-shouldered Parrot is great. A pity it is in danger.
    Regards

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