Sunday, November 6, 2011

Playful Magpies

I was surprised to observe the behaviour of this family of Australian Magpies, Gymnorhina tibicen. The young one, in the middle with a stick, was playing around with it and the parents , darker in colour, were jumping all around him/her and lying down making strange moves. All three birds seemed to be very interested in the stick. Their behaviour reminded me of dogs playing with each other with a stick... funny Magpies..


  1. Aaaaw, they are so gorgeous and cute Matteo! Their playfulness actually shines through here! Great sketch!

  2. I love the subtle tones of black sheen, bravo Matteo, and the behaviour is so intriguing!

  3. This is a wonderful sketch Matteo. I wish we had Magpies here. They seem like such clowns.


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