Buitreraptor gonzalezorum from the Cretaceous of Argentina. This dromeosaurid dinosaur was likely a wader like modern day herons and egrets.
Is it based on the night heron
I can just see the one in the foreground striking the water and snatching a fish with its mouth :3
So dinosaurs evolved twice these traits?Herons and Buiteraptor.
THose are really pretty, I particularly like the little crests.
Once again, truly breathtaking work. I'd wager that this is the most true-to-life depiction of a unenlagiine ever produced.
Simply stunning!!! Again, I really love the colors! Inspired by a Green Heron I presume?
Thank you! Yeah partly inspired by a green heron, also night herons and other birds. As they were likely a wading species it would not be impossible that a similar coloration could have evolved independently in these maniraptorans.