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BOTW #17

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by JBird, May 18, 2014.

  1. JBird

    JBird Member

    Getting an early start since I was so late with last weeks. I'm starting off with a very special piece that I took close to a month to put together - I've always wanted to do one of these in a courtship pose. So I dissasembled it and did it one piece at a time - starting with the head which took over two weeks - largest flying bird in the world - I've done one with wings out - this one was pinioned so was a perfect specimen for courtship - HUGE freaking birds - simply amazing to work with - and one of my very favorites -


    African spotted eagle owl -

    these were a hot steaming mess and hardly worth the effort to mount - really a challenge to find even in moderately decent specimen on these - normally they would have just been sold to feather collectors but I was strong armed into mounting them - the only reason I'm posting them was because there is a fascinating difference in the coloration of them - I'm not familiar enough with the species to know if there are subspecies or if its a gender thing -

  2. What is the largest flying bird in the world;s name ?Where is it from?

  3. Kinglet

    Kinglet New Member

    Birdstuffer-I was just about to ask the same thing.

    All those look awesome. My favorite would be #3 what kind of bird is that also. Sorry my knowledge of birds other than ducks and geese is very little.
  4. sidekick

    sidekick New Member

    You should take a pic with something small to give the bustard some prospective.
  5. FF/Birdman

    FF/Birdman Well-Known Member

    JBird my friend glad to have you hosting. Beautiful works. Looks like we are off to another great week. I'll throw in my 2 cents. This is a piece I just completed for my younger brother and long time hunting partner. Take care, Paul.



  6. Gorgeous dead mounts! I always love the extra touches with the box and shells.
  7. rai_red

    rai_red Active Member

    Wow Jeff, fantastic cori bustard, superb eagle owl and the maned pigeons are a really spot for my eyes. I wonder, how you will surprise us next.
    Paul, I love deadmounts but never did one, I think it is time to do when I see your great mounts, hope they will come out nearly good,
  8. Adam Edwards

    Adam Edwards Member

    Jbird thanks for hosting again your work is amazing I have never seen any of those birds before, Paul i really like the dead mount great job!
  9. alan webfoot

    alan webfoot New Member

  10. wilcox1088

    wilcox1088 Active Member


    It's hard to follow you guys but this is what I've got. First base, and the blue wing was also a first I'm still learning and receiving as much advice as possible
  11. JBird

    JBird Member

    great start to the week - thank you for all the very kind comments - the first large bird is a Kori Bustard - their primaries are as long as your arm and the shaft as thick as your thumb - crazy big birds - I will try to get a size reference posted. The green birds are called Nicobar Pigeons - they really are stunning birds - I hope to someday get a decent specimen - as I said - a real challenge. Gone through quite a few of them and never a really exceptional specimen ;o) you'd think these things would have the decency to die in better condition ;D

    Birdman - BEAUTIFUL - love the mounts, the base, the composition - everything - great piece - thank you for posting it ;o)

    OFF - is that a Goshawk? great action in the "deathgrip" piece with the shovelor going eye to eye in its final moments before becoming lunch ;o) very nicely done - those Gos's are KILLING MACHINES - i've lost my fair share of pigeons to them in the past - hard to begrudge them when you watch them in action though - amazing and lethal. You're very lucky to work with such birds -

    Wilcox - first bluewing and base huh? DANG !!! I'll say one thing for certain - you have grooming down to an art - GORGEOUSLY SMOOTH - lately everyone's firsts are leaps and bounds ahead of my 100th :eek: will be fun to see where taxidermy goes in the next few generations - you should be quite proud of your piece. Again - thank you for posting/sharing -

    keep em coming guys ;o)
  12. wolfgang

    wolfgang New Member

    Here is an old Reeves but the only one I have ever mounted. Mean Bast***ds


    My favorite Woodie pair to date.

  13. Tom Mayer

    Tom Mayer Member

    That Woody pair. Oh my goodness. Unbelievable. That is what I hope to achieve. I have two pair in the freezer.
  14. Love those woodies and that habitat! Looks beautiful.
  15. idbatman

    idbatman Active Member

    Nice birds as always ...... My contribution is a first for me. First time I have got my hands on one any way. This is an immature female , shot bird , and a little pinny ... guy insisted I put a nice male plume on. But I can scratch Mt. Quail off my species list.

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    TIM SCHLOSS Member

    Those are some fine looking wood ducks. Beautiful job Wolfgang

    TIM SCHLOSS Member

    One for this week.[​IMG]
  18. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    very nice work tim
  19. kyle916

    kyle916 New Member

    first double mount

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  20. igor

    igor Member

    Love your ducks, Tim

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