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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Quilled Jungle Fowl = The National bird of Sri Lanka


It's nice to be blogging again after a long time. Sometimes we feel that nothing is quite interesting in life and spend our precious time watching the idiot box. I feel that is the most appropriate name for the TV. I have been doing this for the last month or two not being in a mood for hobbies. Now I am back with my first project for 2014 & hopefully create more new designs in quilling.

 A LITTLE DESCRIPTION OF THE BIRD TAKEN FROM WIKIPEDIA
As with other junglefowl, the Sri Lankan Junglefowl is strongly sexually dimorphic: the male is much larger than the female, with more vivid plumage and a highly exaggerated wattle and comb.
The male Sri Lankan Junglefowl ranges from 66–72 cm (26–28 in) in length[3] and 790–1,140 g (1.74–2.51 lb) in weight, essentially resembling a large, muscular rooster.[4] The male has orange-red body plumage, and dark purple to black wings and tail. The feathers of the mane descending from head to base of spine are golden, and the face has bare red skin and wattles. The comb is red with a yellow centre. As with the Green Junglefowl, the cock does not possess an eclipse plumage.
The female is much smaller, at only 35 cm (14 in) in length and 510–645 g (1.124–1.422 lb) in weight, with dull brown plumage with white patterning on the lower belly and breast, ideal camouflage for a nesting bird.[4]
The Sri Lankan Junglefowl is most closely related to the Grey Junglefowl,[5] though physically the male resembles the Red Junglefowl. Female Sri Lanka Junglefowl are very similar to those of the Grey Junglefowl. Like the Green Junglefowl, Sri Lankan Junglefowl are island species that have evolved side by side with their similarly stranded island predators and competitors. Uniquely complex anti-predator behaviors and foraging strategies are integral components in the long evolutionary story of the Sri Lankan Junglefowl.
Hope you like it and will be back soon with another creation. Happy quilling till then :)

6 comments:

chillin with Quillin said...

wow so gorgeous, love it you really out did yourself on this !!!!
Paula

quilled paper paradise said...

Beautiful and detailed. Just as only you know! Thanks for the detailed description of the bird. And of course, welcome back!
Hugs from Croatia!

Molly Smith said...

I love color, Annie :) I pinned this beautiful piece and think it is one of your best! Really enjoyed reading the detail information. Amazing! hugs xo

gayathri v said...

Blown beyond words. Awesome work with very minute details.

රිද්මා(HRC) said...

Great...

රිද්මා(HRC) said...

Beautiful....