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Lizard canary basics, Part 6: the cap from a different perspective

I didn’t think there was much more to say about the cap, but an interesting point raised by Joe Coakley has persuaded me to return to the subject.  I thought I could best respond by drawing the cap in context (i.e. as part of the complete bird); then it seemed a good idea to illustrate […]... Read More
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Lizard canary basics, Part 5: the perfect cap

“Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it”.  Salvador Dali It might seem strange that I should return to the subject of the cap, not long having discussed the various forms of cap in some detail, but that is the nature of the Lizard canary: you can never stop looking and learning.  This time, […]... Read More
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Lizard canary basics, Part 3: plumage

How many feathers does a canary have?  From the research undertaken by Hutt and Ball in 1938, the answer is probably between 1,500 and 2,000.   The colour and quality of the feathers are important features of any show canary, but only in the Lizard does every one of those feathers have to be of the right […]... Read More