Pecking Order

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I am fascinated by hierarchies and I’ve been using bird imagery to illustrate a set of social layers.

The duo of birds at the top are adjutant storks; possibly the largest bird in the world. They stand at seven feet high and their bills are strong enough to sever a human hand9 which has been known to happen as they live on rubbish dumps and have been known to snap at the hapless humans who share their patch. Since India cleaned its act up ( a bit) they are increasingly rare due to habitat loss.

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About pennimania

Artist, entomologist, grumbler.
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