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Little tern

Little tern

£90.00

Little tern perched on carved wooden posts

Quantity:  at  £90.00  each 

1 in stock.

  • Height: 10 cm
  • Width: 12 cm

Each painted piece is carved by hand. A pyrograph tool is then used to give texture to feathers. Finally the piece is carefully painted with acrylic watercolour.

This delightful chattering seabird is the UK's smallest tern. It is short-tailed and has a fast flight. Its bill is a distinctive yellow with a black tip. It is noisy at its breeding colony where courtship starts with an aerial display involving the male calling and carrying a fish to attract a mate which chases him up high before he descends, gliding with wings in a 'V'.

 

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