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Swamp Milkweed Nectarbird by windfalcon Swamp Milkweed Nectarbird by windfalcon
Swamp Milkweed Nectarbird
Bibinectarium asclepias

One of the most decorative of the Nectarbirds, the Swamp Milkweed Nectarbird is nearly indistinguishable from its native foliage when nestled among Swamp Milkweed blooms. These nectarbirds have a very small and narrow tongue, to feed on each individual, tiny blossom without damaging the plant as a whole. Bees sometimes mistake this Nectarbird's head plumage as actual flowers, and usually end up snatched up as a snack by its quick beak.


Acrylic on illustration board, 8X10 inches
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Luna-Fantasma Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is magnifique!!!!!! :faint:
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sooo pretty :)
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astercrow Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   General Artist
love this! so creative :7
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yurionna Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's so beautiful... and a splendid concept too! :love:
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DrimmsyDra Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Oh... awesome!
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TinyWild Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Beautiful and great idea! :aww:
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WolfySM Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow
I wish you could make some tutorials <3 you art are adorable!
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OpalLilly Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just amazing..
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WendyLynn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love all the different purples!
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Fernear Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I love your work so much. Your pieces are so anatomically correct and the fantastical elements you add in are just great. I'm always inspired when I see your new stuff :)
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