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Jotted and unrefined observations of the Pentecost Rainbow Gryphette.

At some point I might put all this into a readable and organized format. Until then, this is mostly for my own benefit so I don’t forget all this detail I dreamt up.

The Pentecost Rainbow gryphette is a species known as much for its cleverness, curiosity, and industry as for its bright and colorful plumage. Of all known gryphette species, the rainbow variety is among the most intelligent and crafty. It is not at all uncommon to see a rainbow gryphette concocting Rube Goldbergian contraptions to acquire food, building materials, or other objects of interest. They are able to recognize themselves in mirrors, express empathy, and count to around 15; they even know how to play pranks. Rainbow gryphettes have a broad vocabulary consisting of nearly 1,200 identified words and they construct complex sentences. Current science contends that they even name each other. A rainbow gryphette whistling the same song to different family members will premise the song with a certain sound depending upon who the song is directed at. This species has a dense neural network and a highly developed prefrontal cortex, the most likely explanation for its considerable intelligence relative to its small size (a little larger than a raven).

Basic Description:

A big male rainbow gryphette might weigh 8oz and have an 18 inch wingspan. Sexual dimorphism is striking with the female being approximately half in size and almost uniformly dark brown with accents of gold. Rainbow gryphettes have opposable thumbs on all four feet and never fail to make use of them for various sorts of mischief, the most common being pilfering assorted nicknacks from humans. If a button has disappeared from a blouse, a shoe has lost its laces, or a belt seems mysteriously buckle-less, it is quite possible to have been lost to a rainbow gryphette. They use pilfered artifacts as a sort of pseudo-currency. Individuals have been observed exchanging objects for food and materials. The ostensible value of currency is primarily based on utility with string, cloth, cotton-balls, and paper being among the most “expensive” items. However, they are also quite fond of iridescent blue or green objects such as the glass baubles people line their fishtanks with.

Rainbow gryphettes construct massive nest complexes in the understory boughs of old growth tropical rainforests. This provides them protection from terrestrial threats while affording decent cover from rain, winds, and aerial predators. Being a gregarious species, a rainbow gryphette nest complex may harbor a colony of up to 300 individuals. There are approximately 5 females for every 1 male, each male having his own harem. Social grooming is a very important aspect of the rainbow gryphette’s life. Individuals who do not participate in social grooming appear to have a lower survival rate and decreased immune response. The females are responsible for socializing and schooling the chicks while the males’ principal responsibilities are gathering food and protecting the colony. Both sexes more or less share equally in the task of maintaining the nest site. Females who age beyond fertility may go out and participate with males in protecting the colony and hunting.

Females will not mate unless the males perform their courtship rituals which consist of methodic flapping, twirling, hopping, fanning, and poofing. Each male has a unique dance and corresponding song that he will perform for his females who will then be receptive to his advances, assuming they are impressed with his display. Any females unimpressed may leave a male’s harem and join another, though they usually don’t unless the male is unhygienic or otherwise displeasing. Females lay 1 to 3 grey eggs which look remarkably like roundish stones. This is presumably a defense adaptation to avert predation of unhatched eggs. Chicks reach maturity at 8 years of age and may live to be 35 in the wild. In captivity they can live even longer.

Rainbow gryphettes subsist mainly on soft seeds, berries, fruit, and insects though the males have been known to pick at fresh carrion when it is available. Being small and conspicuous, they are often predated by falcons, tree-climbing cats, and snakes. Their only defenses are superior intellect and numbers. Occasionally they can mob a predator into submission or tactically dispel an attack. They may also employ a stunningly shrill cry loud as a trumpet to scare predators away.

Rainbow gryphette behavior becomes markedly different and varied when raised by humans. Depending on how they are raised, they may pair-bond with a specific human or with an entire family. Males bond easily where as females are more suspicious, requiring greater efforts to earn their trust. Despite their high intelligence, it can be very difficult to keep them from stealing fancied items. This can be remedied by keeping a robust supply of string, and beads (preferably blue, green, and any shades in between) laying about for them to pirate. Rainbow gryphettes can be house-trained, understand a wide variety of words, and can make great pets but they do require constant attention. One should not endeavor to own a rainbow gryphette unless they are prepared to have a constant companion taking up residence in a pocket or on one’s head. Rainbow gryphettes love to sing and can only be made quiet with food, attention, or putting them to bed – sometimes, other times, one will simply have to cope with the fact that rainbow gryphettes are very, very talkative. They like to be petted, scratched, and tickled but especially enjoy preening their humans’ hair.

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Pentecost Rainbow Finchgryph by *Bobbie-the-Jean- the time and effort put into this painting is incredible, and you can tell it took real talent to make it. the details make you stare in wonder, wanting to know how the artist did this. everything else in this artists gallery is equally as amazing ( Suggested by Laynisample and Featured by archanN )
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Popotita Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
love it
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Luna-Soresodthe Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
A kind of moving and wonderful detail Heart 

but it is exquisite beauty. :D (Big Grin) 
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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Doyleplop Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Beautiful, I absolutely love the colours :-)
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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bigartisteArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As a biologist I can only appreciate the effort you've put into the description! :) It reminds me of a bird I once dreamed of myself.
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
<3 My favorite science! I love biology. I was very close to going into biology. <3 What is it that you do specifically? :) If you don't mind my asking.
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bigartisteArt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No I don't mind at all. I'm still a student majoring in ecology and evolutionary biology. My favourite topics are social behaviors and their evolutionary base. I find it very fascinating.  :) What about you? What are your favorite topics in biology?
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! :boogie: My interests are not too far from yours actually. I am absolutely fascinated by evolutionary biology and while psychology is generally a little too soft for my liking, I still find evolutionary psychology to be very interesting. I am also utterly transfixed by genetics and the biological/evolutionary aspects of transhumanism. Generally I am extremely interested in science but biology is my favorite and deeper still, evolution. <3
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bigartisteArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's great! It's really nice to hear someone else is interested the same kind of stuff you are! Have you studied any of that or you read at home?
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Alas, I am merely an enthusiast. I am a very enthusiastic enthusiast, but still just an enthusiast. I frequently listen to youtube lectures and documentaries, I read articles and (when I have the time) books. I've read a biography on Darwin, some Dawkins (he's kind of an ass sometimes but I like reading his work) some SJ Gould, and a little bit of this and that. I kept up on the Dover debacle and am sad to see we're still fighting to keep science in science classrooms.

Biology is my favorite but I also very much like technology. I'm familiar with Michio Kaku, L. Krauss, ND Tyson, Eugienie Scott, and of course, the old classics, Hawking, Feynman, and passingly, Einstein. <3 Science. If I had my way, I'd put SO much more money into science, technology, and education.
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bigartisteArt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well even though you're "just" an enthusiast you really know your scientists. (I agree with the Dawkins comment.)
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Rocketeer-Raccoon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, this is beautiful. :aww:
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. ^__^
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Rocketeer-Raccoon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome. :)
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Absafraginlootly Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Holy Crap! La la la la 
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Neil-Macleod Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic !! :)
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Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
*favorite*
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Ginko-333 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :3
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Jasmin-PhotoArt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Photographer

Excellent work.

Just lovely.

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0LightWizard0 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist
So beutiful colors. I like youre artwork a lot!:happybounce: 
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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MaddogSmiffy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   General Artist
beautiful colours <3 Gz on DD
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Mineriva Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

First I just saw this picture with this bird and his beautiful colors. I thought WOW - and then I realized it was you who drew this.

All this color combinations and this detailed foreground and bird itself is so great and fantastic. I can't find any other word :)

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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
^__^ Danke. I appreciate that. I know some people don't like my pukey bright colors and that's fine but personally, I've long been in love with what could perhaps be described as an overuse of color. I can't stand how drab, dull, brown, and gray so much of the artworld is becoming, especially on TV and video games. I watch TV and game to ESCAPE the blandness of the realworld not see more of it. XD So maybe all this is really just a rebellion against the encroaching brown-and-grayitis I see all around me.
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Mineriva Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I like it more when there are nice colors in an artwork. It gives me the feeling to go to a beautitul fantasy world. That doesn't means this world would be so save without any danger but I fell like to go there. All those more grey-brown colored picture or as you said games as well, may be done awesome with realistic looks but they give me some depressing feeling. Even if they are done so great, I would never think about going to these world.

Oh and your artworks are looking that realistic with this colors - keep it up.

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midnightstardragon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hes soo beautiful
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Crickatoo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Such stunning creature design!
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orinoor Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
This is awesome, I'm converted and will never use color the same way again....
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:P Heh. Thanks. 
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improbablesage Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013   General Artist
This is beautiful.
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GrayFox2510 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Holy. Fucking. Shit.
This looks BEAUTIFUL. The colors, I just-- I don't... I'm done. Can't even think straight.
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OldeWolfe Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Okay, I'd like to talk to the person who made my cheesy laptop display in three dimensions...?

Seriously, this reaches out the monitor and grabs you by the eyelids and says "LOOK AT ME, YA SMARMY BASTARD!"

Simply amazing work, Bobbie. Instant fave!
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hah. XD Thanks.
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Leoliss Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Looks great.
Derpy present. 
Approved.
^_^
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Oskolok5 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013   Digital Artist
*О* 
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dushka2001 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning! no mercy on colours! wow!
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Lyra-Elante Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you going to do a pic of a female eventually?
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gundamfan2 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
wow neat
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LordZombieCupcakes Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, just... wow! you make me and all my (lack of) friends look like crap O.O
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Bah. All ya need is one good friend and you're set. :P And as for crap? You'd be surprised how my art looked when I first started. XD I didn't fall out of my mother's vagina magically able to draw like this. I SUCKED for a very long time. We all gotta start somewhere. :)
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LordZombieCupcakes Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
baha, cool beans :3
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Rach98 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its so unusual and yet so beautiful xx
fab work x
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Rach98 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Any time xxx
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Mercy-Harris Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable to the "T". Hey, if I see more of this originality on this website, maybe I'd enjoy it a little bit more.
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you! :) That's very kind of you to say.
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Mercy-Harris Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure! It's the truth~ ;3c
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NekoWashu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
This is adorable! Whatever it is. =D
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This work is absolutely stunning!

GOD bless
John 3:16
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