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The magnificent Swallow-tailed Kite is a visitor from South America to Florida and other southern US states from March to August each year. Their journey back and forth from South America is a long one: 10,000 miles! They are the most specialized bird of prey in the world due to the unique shape of their talons, beak, and feathers. The shape of their wing and tail feathers allow them to drift and make very sharp turns, a useful resource for snatching snails. This beautiful glider is depicted life size using 4 copper plates. It is also meticulously hand painted with watercolors.
24" X 36"
43" X 53"
5 plate original hand painted etching
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