Fine Stock art illustration of a Great-Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Great-Crested Flycatcher illustration was completed on 10.4.2011. Often I am amazed at the recurring colors in birds – grays, yellows, browns – and am flustered at how to tell one bird species apart from the other. In the Bay Area there are several species of small birds – vireos I believe – that have this same type of similar coloration. I thought this at first when I sat down to draw the Great-Crested Flycatcher. But after drawing it, I realized that even though several birds species might share similar coloration, the difference lay in the lovely details of the bird’s anatomy such as the wings, crest, beak and the area around the eyes. The drawing is based on a photo by Kelley Sampeck.