There are a lot of species of doves in tropical rainforest of West Papua. I always see some of them when I guide tourists on birding tours in Sorong, Raja Ampat, Tambrauw and Manokwari.
They eat fruits and spread their seeds to all corners of the forest. Birds are seed dispersers, they are the ones who work tirelessly in planting trees and safeguard the rainforest.
I made a drawing of Beautiful Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus pulchellus) using Derwent Water Colour Pencils. Using a drawing software, I erased its white background and upload it on to my tropical art shop in Redbubble. The artwork can now be ordered as prints on t-shirt, iPhone skin, hat, mug, and etc.
|Some products with prints of Beautiful Fruit Dove|
Beautiful Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus pulchellus) lives in lowland and lower montane forest of New Guinea and its satellite islands. They eat berries and can easily be watched all year round. However, the best time to watch the bird is during fruiting season.
|Wompoo Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus magnificus)|
I have also created a lot of other drawings including butterflies, flowers, baby turtle, Lesser Birds of Paradise, Red Bird of Paradise, and etc. They can be seen at my online Tropical Art Shop in Redbubble.
Please, see my other artworks as well: