The White Throated Rock Thrush by Amy E. Fraser. This is an expressive small bird portrait in shades of cobalt, navy, black and copper with gold accents and dark red brown eyes complimented with a pale gold textural background.
The white-throated rock thrush (Monticola gularis) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae of the order Passeriformes. The white-throated rock thrush has a very sizable range, 1,710,000 square kilometers. It is native and breeds in Manchuria, the Russian Far East and neighboring areas; it winters in Indochina and southern China. White-throated rock thrushes inhabit their breeding grounds between May and September. They breed between May and July, forming two broods. The birds' cup-shaped nests consist of tree matter, lichen, rootlets, and moss on the inside and pine needles and stems on the outside. The diet of white-throated rock thrushes consists mainly of invertebrates. These include weevils, mole crickets, and lepidopterans. The white-throated rock thrush weighs 34 grams on average. The bird's length ranges from 6 to 7.5 inches. Adult male white-throated rock thrushes have white patches on their chins and throats. However, the rest of their undersides are a chestnut-orange color. Adult females have brown or olive-brown upper parts and "boldly scalloped" lower parts. Young males have gray or golden-brown feathers and orange undersides. The birds are also cobalt blue and black in places. The bird's song has been described as "melancholy, flute-like, drawn-out rising whistles". The white-throated rock thrush is a fully migrant species.
Amy E. Fraser’s Oil Pastel Animal Portrait series is an impassioned tribute to the beauty and magic of our beloved Animal Kingdom. Fun, gestural and energetic, these vibrant animals are painted in a stylized realism that is imbued with distinctive character and personality.
The White Throated Rock Thrush by Amy E. Fraser. Animal Portrait Paintings created from the artist’s intense connection to and love for all creatures great and small. Oil Pastel on archival paper. All images copyright Amy E. Fraser. All rights reserved.
February 6th, 2023
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