Of course, you could find more realistic-looking
fake birds, but these are made of paper.
When I was in grade school I designed and made a paper model of the USS Monitor, the Union Navy’s round-turreted iron-clad warship.
This guy must be much more satisfied.
Dutch artist Johan Scherft creates three-dimensional models of birds and other animals from thin paper templates that he hand-colors with watercolor and gouache paints and then assembles.
Kingfisher 2 – he’s a hollow model
made only from paper, paint and glue.
Here’s how he makes his papercraft Kingfisher:
You can download various templates and assemble your own paper creatures, here>>
I also love this creature hatching from an egg:
The hatching Deinonychus