Frogmouths, Nightjars & Goatsuckers are on their way
|First texture WIP test for the Tawny Frgmouth|
I've put aside my Asian bird project
in order to start developing the models I need for my October release
"Frogmouths, Nightjars and Goatsuckers". They are camouflage experts and
often mistaken for a tree limb; they need to because they're day sleepers and
active only at night.
In the US, I think most people known them by their common names, poor-wills or whip-poor-wills, though I doubt few have actually seen them. We've been lucky enough to have several common poor-wills visit our yard at dusk. They work with the bats, feeding on flying insects.
Why do I think this is a Halloween release? Apart from being related to owls (which I think is a Halloweenish bird) and hanging out with bats, The name of the set "Frogmouths, Nightjars & Goatsuckers" refers to the bird version of Chupacabra.
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