Palm edge, Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Drawn in the field, this mixed media drawing, also in this exhibit, was the source of the background for "I've Heard That Song Before".
Palm edge, Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Drawn in the field, this mixed media drawing, also in this exhibit, served as the habitat for “I’ve Heard That Song Before”.
These yellow rumped caciques were sketched in action at a scientific field station in the Peruvian Amazon. They hung out in the palm fronds all day and made great noises (see audio clip below), at least the males did. The painting, I've Heard That Song Before, depicts the ritualistic song and dance the males perform before indifferent females. Rough life.
Yellow rumped caciques are big cousins of orioles, and these were sketched in action at a science field station in the Peruvian Amazon. They hung out in palm fronds all day and made great noises (see sound clip below). The resultant painting shows the ritualistic song and dance the males perform before indifferent females. Tough life.

Sound of a male yellow rumped cacique wooing a female:

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