09 August 2007

Dan Lane's new Cnipodectes in the Auk

I spotted the new issue of the Auk this morning with a beautiful painting by Dan Lane on the cover. This is an example of perhaps one of the most exciting types of frontispiece images to behold... an image of a newly described species. Take a look at BioOne if you have access, or try to get it through a library online collection from the same link another time to read the species description.
For the intrepid, here are some hints for finding this new species in Peru.
Here is another great piece by Dan, a plate from the forthcoming Birds of Peru. Dan also has a website highlighting some of his work in watercolor as well as black and white ink drawings you may have seen in the rotating bird art on Birding on the net .

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