I am really pleased how this one turned out. Love how the bird stands out from the tree trunk. Used an old bristle brush to paint the texture of the tree - worked rather well.
These birds are China, Taiwan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. They are a member of the Old World Flycatcher family and measure around 16cm.
Vivid Niltava measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Ron Knight for the reference photo.