by Bryce W. Robinson
I’m very happy to see my illustrations put to good use in a new review on raptor vision by Simon Potier in the journal Diversity. Simon outlines a general trend, that predatory and scavenging raptors have specific visual adaptations that are geared toward their respective lifestyles, as you can see in the figure below. These adaptations are generally, independent of their taxonomic relationships.
I’m excited on many levels that Simon thought of me to illustrate for his paper. These illustrations are put to good use in this great review, but they’ll live on as the respective species profile images in The Peregrine Fund’s Global Raptor Impact Network (GRIN) as well. Given my current workload as a PhD student, and my ambition to continue to illustrate and provide these materials to GRIN and anyone else with illustration needs for peer-reviewed publications, etc., I find this willingness to collaborate and spread the use of these illustrations as a big win for everyone. In that regard, I thank Simon and The Peregrine Fund for their support and willingness to work together to achieve our respective objectives.
I’ve listed the following originals for sale in the shop. If you’re interested in purchasing these, click on the image. Thanks to all for the continued support of my work to integrate research and illustration in ornithology.