I love the colours of this birds feathers - they are so vibrant and colourful. Really pleased how this little painting turned out.
There are about 90 species of kingfishers. I have only paint about 3 species - I will have to see what other ones I can find to paint.
This one is a Common Kingfisher (also known as Eurasian Kingfisher or River Kingfisher). They about 16 - 17 cm long and weigh around 35 - 40 grams.
Kingfisher measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Dave Webb for the reference photo.