An inhabitant of the high-altitude Rhododendron forests in the Himalayas, the Fire-tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga ignicauda) is one of the 12 species of sunbirds found in India. Although they are nectar feeders, these sunbirds occasionally supplement their diet with insects. This painting depicts a Fire-tailed Sunbird making spectacular aerial sallies, behaving more like a flycatcher than a sunbird. This painting was among the finalists in the International category at the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2012 competitions. 

Acrylic on Arches watercolour paper, 10.5 x 25 inches
Original: SOLD

Limited edition – Archival print on Hahnemühle paper:
8 x 19 inches – ₹ 8,000/- (Print run of 100)
12 x 28 inches – ₹ 11,000/- (Print run of 50)

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