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All Yesterdays: The Shrike Raptor by Eurwentala All Yesterdays: The Shrike Raptor by Eurwentala
Yes, I do participate in the All Yesterdays movement. I'm just slow. :) I also submitted entries for the Irregular Books contest, though I couldn't find the time to invest in them as much as I would have wanted.

This one depicts a small dromaeosaur that impales his prey on plant thorns. Unlike the food caches of modern shrikes, though, these collections of dead animals are used as a courtship display. Somewhat like modern bowerbirds, these dinosaurs decorate their branch territory with a collection of carcasses of different animals and stick around to show their collection to passing females. It is a honest signal of hunting skills, as the less successful males have to eat their own displays.

This young male has been fortunate enough to find a good, open display branch and been able to defend it from other males. He's not a particularly good hunter, however, and is unlikely to impress a female with such a pitiful collection. He's rather scrawny himself, too, which doesn't help.
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CynderAngelDWOship14 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist
Awe
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Blaster543 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
This is like a character from dinosaur revolution.
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, but he's cute! ;A;
I love the colors on the little guy, and the idea of a raptor using food decorations as courtship is so creative. :D Great work!
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Fostergirl147 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh he's adorable
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's adorable :)
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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope you'll find a mate, buddy! :D
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Ashere Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He looks so forlorn. This is really quite good.
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ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww :aww:
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LunarDino Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Epic! :D
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Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
nice!
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