Sal Badcock Studio & Gallery, Mission Beach
Womp bop a loo bop, a womp bam boom!
(Wompoo Fruit-Doves in Carpentaria Palm)
3 April 2004
Wompoo's are the largest tropical North Queensland fruit-dove. The name refers to its extraordinary call that sounds eerily like a human voice. They feed mainly in the canopy on a variety of forest fruit including figs swallowed whole. They have incredibly beautiful plumage which is peacock green/blue on the back with bright yellow underneath the wings and yellow spots on the wings. Their belly is the most magnificent purple/blue and their heads are white. Despite this brilliant colouring though, they can be very difficult to spot in the canopy.
acrylic on board
rough-cut timber frame
122 x 92 cm
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