Gyrfalcon Bird Competition Winner 2009

 

Gyrfalcon are one of my favourite birds to do they are quite a challenge as there feathers easily show mistakes underneath so their are defiantly a bird to do on a carved or advanced build-up manikin.

This bird won the UK bird competition in 2009 errors pointed out included colour head and body coordination eye shape and general lifelike look.

Gyrfalcon or Greenland falcon

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Falconidae
Genus: Falco
Subgenus: Hierofalco
Species: F. rusticolus
Binomial name
Falco rusticolusLinnaeus, 1758