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“Flightless Bird”, illustration by me, 2012, ink and marker.
FOUR NEW ILLUSTRATIONS just added to my art account, check them (and more) out here; http://artofstefanimcdade.tumblr.com/ Watch for regular updates!
Had my baby bird (he’s a few months old, full grown size-wise, still my baby though), Alex, out to take photos of him because sadly I need to rehome him. Since he’s male and basically full grown, the dad, who lives in the same cage attacks him sometimes.
Anyways, had Alex out of the cage, and Nicki (my cat) comes over and just rubs her face on the bird, sniffs, licks, rubs her face all over the bird again, the bird showing no signs of being nervous. I wish I got a photo, I was too busy thinking WTF IS EVERYONE VEGAN IN THIS HOUSEHOLD NOW??
Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius)
Photo: Stephanie Schelble
I’ve always loved cassowaries. I mean, seriously, birds with horns? It doesn’t get cooler than that!
My baby bird is a few weeks old now, and can do a little flying, short distances only. I’m yet to give it a name. <3