Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Originally called Le Torchepot du Canada, the Red-breasted Nuthatch is familiar to most North American bird watchers. Its present name in French is La Sittelle à poitrine rousse, a literal translation of its standard English name. It has been locally called "upside-down bird" (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Started on newsprint with charcoal, here's the original sketch then I added soft pastels.