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Mateship with birds

Mateship with birds

Parrot of paradise is an illustration commissioned by Scribe Publications for the cover of Mateship with birds by A.H. Chisholm relating the secret life of Australian birds. It depicts two colourful parrots of the extinct species facing each other across the front and back cover of the book.

parrots illustration
hard back cover
Back illustration close-up