's rainbow-of birds deviation [link]
Since I'm a HUGE bird fan and know many MANY birds species, I've decided to give it a shot- with the regular seven colours of the rainbow
And going by habitat theme- these birds are all tropical. and I've roughly tried drawing them to scale, so forgive if sizes aren't accurate.
Red: King bird of Paradise. I LOVE birds of paradise in general, andthis lovely red one is no exception. <3 [link]
Orange: Andean Cock-of-the-Rock. Funny name, but I can see- it looks very rooster like in a way. [link]
Yellow: Golden Conure/Queen-of-Bavaria Conure. Oh Gosh! These conures are so cute! Well, conures and the other members of the parrot family ARE cute in general to me, but seeing vids of these guys- well, they are known for their playfulness, but actually seeing them being playful is just a joy. They are pretty rare though- one of the rarest parrot species. Yes, the head bobbing of the one I drew was inspired after seeing this cute vid. [link]
Green: Resplendent Quetzal. Ever since I laid my eyes on these birds in one of my dad's old nature magazines at a very young age, I immediately fell in love with them. <3 Too bad they are REALLY vanishing very badly due to deforestation and hunting for thier feathers... [link]
Blue: Lovely Cotinga. Coming from the same family as the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, this bright blue and purple fruit-eating bird lives up to its name. Though I didn't draw the tail of the one in this pic because cotingas often have short tails- this species included..... [link]
Indigo: Red-Legged Honeycreeper. A beautiful Nectar loving species from Mexico. Just love its colour scheme <3 [link]
Amethyst or Violet-backed starling. An African starling that REALLY lives up to mainly its former name (Shiny purple like an Amethyst). Also one of the fewer birds that is primarily a shiny bright purple colour (next to the violet sabrewing hummingbird. I noticed most birds have patches of purple on them rather than have purple as a prominent colour). Oh and for some fun facts: the starling family have an enzyme in their gut that can break down alcohol much more quickly compared to humans. Meaning they don't get drunk easily and can live on fermented fruit besides fresh fruit. [link]
The Quetzal and Amethyst/Violet-backed Starling's feathers are highlighted to empathize the iridescence of their feathers in real life.
6 out of 7 of the birds in the picture are New World (New Guinea, South and Central American) birds, with the exception of the Starling, which is an African (Old World) Species.
6 out of 7 of the birds in this pic exhibit sexual dimorphism (differences in colouring and appearance/shape between the genders) in their species- with the males being more colourful than the females. Most parrots, including the golden conure show no difference in appearance between the male and female.
Idea inspired by
Picture drawn by me