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In this section are copies of original works of art. All of them are dedicated to helping us live according to unconditional love and compassion, which is the foundation of our peaceful means of bringing true and lasting peace to all of God's creatures, whether they are human beings or other animals.

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Barry Kent MacKay painting Eastern phoebe
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Eastern Phoebe
(Sayornis phoebe)

This is a detail from a larger painting that shows all members of the genus, Sayornis, the phoebes.

The Eastern Phoebe is found as a breeding species throughout central and eastern North America, south of the northern boreal forest and tundra. They are common, familiar and often build their nests under bridges, or in abandoned, or not-so-abandoned, buildings such as garages, barns, sheds, boat-houses and porches. Their calls are a distinctive “PHEEE-beee. They are not brightly coloured, so are easily overlooked by non-birders. They often sit on exposed perches, which is typical of the various species of Tyrant Flycatchers, and from there they will fly out to snap up small, flying insects.

This is a mixed media, acrylic and gouache watercolour, on illustration board, approximately life-size, and shows an adult female and young male at or just before the age they typically first leave the nest. 

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