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Last Batch of Convent Birds (Pt2) (1 Viewer)


Hello All! Here's my last group of mystery birds. I have really appreciated all the discussion around these and am learning a lot. I only had 9 more, and have decided to just post them all at once, since they seem (to me) to be the most general. I am curious if they seem too general and unidentifiable to you all. But you all are wonderful, so I am ever hopeful. As each time before, below is the background information on these images:

These are artistic renderings from the Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa, Peru. This community was built in 1579 in the Andean Mountains and in a city with Spanish Colonial roots. It would be unusual to know when or who did these paintings, as decorative works were usually unnamed and anonymous. However, we do know that they often used local craftsmen (so Inca people) overseen by Spanish artists. Around here and around this time, the European decorative art styles were used, but the local Inca people substituted their own flora and fauna. The Inca controlled a vast geographic region at this time, so they would be familiar with the Andes, but also the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Amazon region on the other. These birds might be South American, but they also could be something from the hometown of a Spaniard. So, if a bird has you stumped, but seems somehow seems familiar to something European, you are probably right.

Here's a link to the source website that some of you all have been using: http://www.peruaves.org.

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First might be one of the dark caracara species with a red or orange face, but I wonder if it's meant to be hook-billed kite or crane hawk. This is mainly based on the grey paint colour of the body. 2nd is black-collared hawk, I think.

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