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

  1. JBird

    JBird Member

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    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 -

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    African spotted eagle owl -
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    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 -

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

  3. Kinglet

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    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

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    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.

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  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,
    Rainer
     
  8. Adam Edwards

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    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

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  10. wilcox1088

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    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

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    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

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

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    My favorite Woodie pair to date.

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  13. Tom Mayer

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    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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  16. TIM SCHLOSS

    TIM SCHLOSS Member

    Those are some fine looking wood ducks. Beautiful job Wolfgang
     
  17. TIM SCHLOSS

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

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    very nice work tim
     
  19. kyle916

    kyle916 New Member

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    first double mount
     

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  20. igor

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    Love your ducks, Tim


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