Fluffy and scruffy SOLD

Pair of juvenile variegated fairy-wrens (Malurus lamberti). Ink and WN watercolour on 300g smooth hot pressed Arches 100% cotton rag watercolour paper. 28 × 22 cm. This pair were constantly together, still freshly fledged and finding their wings. They flitted around the forest together, often coming to rest beside each other and preening. Here they were leaning together to sunbathe and preen. I saw them a couple of weeks later and they had much of their adult plumage, though patchily feathered.