It's a good thing the avian kingdom is so large, and that we have thoughtful countries like Mexico who use the letter X at the beginning of so many words. For the aforementioned reasons, our book could proudly include the Xenops as its X species.
X is for Xerxes, whose plumage was brown, but it didn't inhibit his need to get down!
This was a fun one to make. I took advantage of his all brown plumage (unusual for a bird found south of the border! and added the brown shoes so familiar in my childhood and now oddly back in vogue: Birkenstocks
Here's the full piece as it will look in the book:
This shot allows you to appreciate the wingspan with slightly curved wingtips:
I wish I could say this instrument was also playable, like the marimba I made.....but maybe this video will make up for it.
Back tomorrow with.....not sure yet, but it will be good!