Monday, September 20, 2010

New Illustration: American Woodcock

American Woodcock
Acrylics, Chalk, Ink on Watercolor Paper (Digital)
©2010 Debi Cady

The American Woodcock is a small species of shorebird found in eastern North America. It is also known as a bogsucker, timberdoodle, night partridge or brush snipe. They are a popular game bird, and spend most of their time in the brushy undergrowth of new forests, where their unique markings give them camouflage. The adults are generally about 10-12" long, and weigh 5-8 ounces. Their diet consists mostly of insects (such as earthworms, centipedes, spiders, etc), insect larvae, and snails. They occasionally eat plants as well, mostly seeds. Their population has been decreasing, mostly due to habitat destruction. They are also really cute! ^-^

As always, this illustration is available in both of my stores, and I hope you like it! :D

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