Chapter: Bearded Tit

Morris. Chapter: Bearded Tit

Illustration accompanying the chapter on the Bearded Tit in Morris' A History of British Birds

This image of a Bearded Tit that accompanies the chapter on this bird shows the bird perched on what can be assumed to be a plant. Like the Marsh Harrier, the illustrator decided to portray the bird interacting with nature on a small scale to give context, yet the fact that only the bird is in color shows where the real emphasis is. What is more important than the bird’s relation to it’s environment is its realistic and detailed portrait. Therefore, the images in this book deliberately highlight the bird so that readers, if need be,  can easily identify this species in the real world.

Chapter: Bearded Tit