This owlet was considered extinct for over 100 years but was rediscovered in 1997. It lives in the forests of central India.
This is the last owl I've drawn. I just finished printing it. I love that all the owls, though very similar, have such distinct personalities.
I can't imagine how birders even see these birds. Owls must be almost impossible to see in the wild. And that these birds were considered extinct for over 100 years and then rediscovered?? That's a pretty wonderful story!
Italian Fabriano paper, Daniel Smith oil-based ink, Richeson press, linoleum