21 x 31.5 inches
Bird Alphabet A is for Accipitridae
Accipitridae Birds - (vertebrate zoology) The diurnal birds of prey, the largest and most diverse family of the order Falconiformes, including hawks, eagles, and kites.
Powerful predators with broad wings, hooked beaks, strong legs and feet, sharp talons, and keen sight; carnivorous hunters and scavengers.
Most hawks and eagles are active by day, usually during the period when their prey is most mobile. Some of the largest species are dependent on the heat of the day to create thermals to help them get them airborne and carry them high and far. When resting they perch quietly, often in a sheltered position on a cliff or among foliage. At the perch, they spend considerable time in feather maintenance, keeping their plumage clean, parasite free, and well aligned. Most species have an oil gland at the base of the tail from which they spread oil through the feathers, although a few, such as the Elanus kites, have powder down (special feathers that flake into a fine powder that is spread through the plumage to clean it). Many species bathe, sometimes by flying through wet foliage but mostly by wading into water.
The majority of hawks and eagles are solitary but several are colonial and hunt, roost, and breed in numbers. Even some solitary species, such as the steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis), become more gregarious outside the breeding season and forage and roost with other individuals or species where food is plentiful.
About Alphabirds Poster:
This poster was printed on museum quality fine poster paper, using professional, full color offset printing. This poster is part of a limited edition that was printed in 1996. The original artwork was painted on one piece of watercolor paper.
There is protective varnish on each bird alphabet letter.
This poster is a perfect gift for a baby shower, birthday, and for anybody in all ages who love birds and nature. It is educational as well as artistically attractive. Ideal for a school classroom or student's room.
For a limited time, your poster will come with the artist's signature with no extra cost to you.
This poster is unframed and unmatted, and comes rolled up and will be shipped in a sturdy cardboard shipping tube. Remember you are paying for a high quality poster. These posters lay flat and have never been rolled. They will only be rolled at the time of purchase and usually only spend at the most 3-5 days in the Shipping Tube during shipment.
About the artist, Yong Chen:
In China, Yong Chen grew up in a village with a strong cultural and artistic tradition. He have been drawing and painting nearly every day since he was four years old.
As a young adult, he explored different forms of art. I was a violinist, a song-writer and a passionate young poet. Yong found that, whether the final product was a poem, a song or a picture, the creative process was the same. Each was a means for him to express the emotions he feels through the relationship of people to nature.
Yong Chen is a children's book illustrator/author. His published children's books include: A Gift, Finding Joy, Miz Fannie Mae's Fine New Easter Hat, Starfish Summer, Swimming with Sharks, his watercolor illustrations also appeared in Spider Magazine, Cricket Magazine and AppleSeeds Magazine. Yong Chen is also a watercolor portrait painter and college art professor.
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