This is one of my scientific plates entered for the Margaret Senior awards. I am extremely pleased with the way he turned our. He took about 15 hours so my time to do one of these is shortening. He was done with a watercolour wash base and then coloured pencil. I went over the iridescent feathers with an iridescent powder, to give them that sheen.
This species common name is the Common Bronzewing. They are one of the most common pigeons found in Australian and can be found in almost any environment apart from the densest rainforest and the driest desert.