This is a dipper bird illustration from the book British Birds in Their Haunts, written by Rev. C.A. Johns.
I’ve been featuring this book over the last 3 or 4 days because it has some lovely colour plates among the black and white drawings; the dipper bird (Cinclus cinclus) is the one I’m sharing today.
This is an original scan of the bird:
This is my re-touched version, cleaned up and ready to be used in your media, art and craft projects:
This is a photograph of an Eurasian white-fronted dipper, photographed on a beck in the Howgill Fells, Cumbria:
- Dippers are named because of the bobbing and dipping movements they make whilst perched.
- Dippers have adapted to forage underwater in fast-flowing streams.
- They hunt underwater and feed on aquatic invertebrates and fish.
- Dippers can remain under water for up to 30 seconds.
- They can be found along fast-flowing rivers, mainly in upland areas but also on lowland rivers in the south-west of England.
I don’t have a huge interest in birds but I do like to know some facts about the subjects I’m sharing on my blog.