Ruvini De Alwis - Burrowing owls in the desert

Nombre y apellidos: Ruvini De Alwis

País: UK


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Título de la obra: Burrowing owls in the desert

Especie o elemento: Athene cunicularia

Categoría: Ilustración naturalista

Técnicas utilizadas: Watercolour

Inteligencia artificial: No. 

Tamaño: 6150 x 4517

Año de creación: 2024

Descripción: Burrowing owls in the Sonoran desert, Southern Arizona. They have been made to look a little larger than they are to make them more prominent in the landscape and this watercolour shows the wild desert habitat in SW USA. Although they are capable of digging their own burrows, they like to move into ones already made by ground squirrels, badgers, prairie dogs or other burrowing animals and "renovate" them. Often seen perching outside their burrows with displays of comical behaviour like bobbing up and down, also the way they angle their heads sideways and are one of the smallest owl species in N. America. This picture represents both female and male birds as well as chicks of different ages. The females can be more full bodied while males have more streamlined, straighter bodies. They have long legs, a unique characteristic for running on the ground.