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The Edenbird Hive by Kyendo The Edenbird Hive by Kyendo
Native to the archipelago, these hummingbirds (named edenbirds due to their long white tails and fragile appearance) are quite unique: they are not just considered one the the most aggressive species of bird (even if technically harmless to humans, due to their size), they are also the only known species of hummingbird with a hive-like mind, living in communities of several hundreds of individuals. They usually build their nests to surround a circular area, creating a dome that provides a safer space for the colony.

During hatching season, females usually stay in the highest nests. Males stay outside and close the nests with clay and leaves almost completely, leaving only a tiny opening through which they bring food to the females. These become particularly aggressive, buzzing loudly, much like bees, to wear off predators, and sometimes even going for the eyes.


Also for A Handful of Wonders.

The Whale Cemetery
The Giant Hourglasses of Abuya
The Guatemalan Stone People
The Glowing Lakes of Cape York


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madhatter223 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love love love love love this.  And everything else you do.  I've just been on a little Kyendo-binge-view of your work.  It's all so wonderful
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Kyendo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional
Aw man, thanks so much, such kind words! This one's pretty old but it's good to know people still respond to it! 
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madhatter223 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Haha don't worry, I'm fully enjoying your new stuff too!
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LillaKott Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
you've got such a strong hand-drawing! I like a lot what you did!
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Kyendo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional
Thank you!
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StonyShepherd Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutety stunning!
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Prabu-S Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Beautiful Painting. :]
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Kyendo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional
Thank you!
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Oxeren Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome! Your style is amazing
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Kyendo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional
Aw, thanks! I'm glad you like it.
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