I just wanted to fill the empty corners with some cute birds. Falco peregrinus is in trouble (again), but Tauraco persa flies freely. So, to settle things once and for all: Mayann is not the “golden bird” of this story, she is a green bird!

Of course, while drawing this I had no idea that The Green Bird is a very silly and convoluted Venetian play about a quest for an enchanted bird as well as a satire of Enlightenment era rationalist philosophy. Serendipity!