These fellas, as you may recall from an earlier post of mine, are Stephens Island Wrens, the only known flightless passerine—and unfortunately extinct. Pretty happy with progress on this one too, so far—which is good, because these lovelies inspired me to do this whole thing in the first place. :) More Gouache! The empty space will eventually have type in it.
Ah. This is the little bird you often hear about that the only one ever seen was the one killed by a lighthouse keeper’s cat, apparently referred to by the footprints in the illustration; however, seems that’s a bit of an exaggeration, Feral cats certainly didn’t do them any good, though.