Artists From India to Create 365 Miniature Cut Paper Birds by New Year’s

Image by @nvillustration / Instagram

Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama, the paper artists from India, set a goal to produce 365 miniature birds during 2018. They are doing great so far and you can see their miniatures below.

The pair cuts tiny pieces of paper and watercolor to create their figures. They need four to six hours per bird, and if you want to get some, visit their Etsy shop.

View this post on Instagram

218/365, Number Two Hundred eighteen from our 365 days of miniature art ~ Red tailed comet Hummingbird … . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . The red-tailed comet (Sappho sparganurus) is a medium-sized hummingbird belonging to the family Trochilidae. . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #redtailedcomet #birdnerd #audubon #hummingbird #hummingbirdsofinstagram #birdsculpture #birdphotography #MyEtsyFind #beauty #DStiny #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #drawing #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @natgeoindia @cansonpaper @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeowild @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

227/365, Number Two Hundred twenty seven from our 365 days of miniature art ~ Black winged Stilt … . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . The black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family (Recurvirostridae). The scientific name H. himantopus was formerly applied to a single, almost cosmopolitan species. It is now normally applied to the form that is widespread in Eurasia and Africa and which was formerly regarded as the nominate subspecies of Himantopus himantopus sensu lato. The scientific name Himantopus comes from the Greek meaning "strap foot" or "thong foot". Most sources today accept 2–4 species. It is sometimes called pied stilt, but that name is now reserved for the Australian species, Himantopus leucocephalus. . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #blackwingedstilt #stilts #mating #birdlove #birdcouple #birdsculpture #birdphotography #MyEtsyFind #shorebirds #DStiny #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #drawing #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @natgeoindia @cansonpaper @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeowild @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

229/365, Number Two Hundred twenty nine from our 365 days of miniature art ~ Gloster Canary… . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . Gloster canary, a song bird originating in England is one of the most esteemed types of canary bird. They are not sexually dimorphic although females have a rounder abdomen. Males seem to have a sweet singing ability.This canary is usually divided into two types, the one with a round crest (bowl cut) is known as gloster corona while the flat headed is known as gloster Consort. . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #glostercanary #canary #songbird #birdlove #coolbird #birdsculpture #birdphotography #MyEtsyFind #england #DStiny #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #drawing #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @natgeoindia @cansonpaper @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeowild @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

232/365, Number Two Hundred thirty two from our 365 days of miniature art ~ Cuban Bee Hummingbird … . Artwork inspired from a photograph taken by @anandavarma for @natgeo . This is our first life size bird art and this little guy is the smallest hummingbird of the world and he is the biggest bird art of our series.. such contradiction 😬😂😊 hope you guys are enjoying our series… thank you so much again for all your love and support… Artwork inspired from a photograph taken by @anandavarma for @natgeo . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . The bee hummingbird is the smallest living bird. Females weigh 2.6 g (0.092 oz) and are 6.1 cm (2.4 in) long, and are slightly larger than males, with an average weight of 1.95 g (0.069 oz) and length of 5.5 cm (2.2 in). As its name suggests, it is scarcely larger than a bee. Like all hummingbirds, it is a swift, strong flier. . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #cubanbeehummingbird #hummingbirds #beehummingbird #hummingbird #hummingbirdsofinstagram #birdsculpture #birdphotography #MyEtsyFind #tinybird #DStiny #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #drawing #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @natgeoindia @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeowild @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda @fubiz @designboom @artfido

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

235/365, Number Two Hundred thirty five from our 365 days of miniature art ~ Little Auk. . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . The little auk or dovekie (Alle alle) is a small auk, the only member of the genus Alle. Alle is the Sami name of the long-tailed duck; it is onomatopoeic and imitates the call of the drake duck. Linnaeus was not particularly familiar with the winter plumages of either the auk or the duck, and appears to have confused the two species. . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #littleauk #duck #wildlifeart #tinyart #birdsculpture #birdphotography #MyEtsyFind #littlebird #DStiny #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #drawing #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @natgeoindia @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeowild @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

237/365, Number Two Hundred thirty seven from our 365 days of miniature art ~ O-Shamo … The artwork is titled "The fight " … This particular artwork is a part of an incomplete scene, which we gonna complete with another Bird tomorrow … It's a fight scene, tomorrow the other guy will be revealed… To be Continued.. Stay tuned . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . Shamo (軍鶏) is an overall designation for gamefowl in Japan. There are seven recognised breeds of Shamo chicken in Japan, all of which are designated Natural Monuments of Japan. The Shamo breeds are thought to derive from fighting chickens of Malay type brought from Thailand in the early part of the seventeenth century. . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #oshamo #cockfight #gamefowl #birdfight #birdsculpture #birdphotography #MyEtsyFind #angrybirds #DStiny #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #drawing #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @natgeoindia @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeowild @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

240/365, Number Two Hundred forty from our 365 days of miniature art ~ Common Loon… . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . The common loon or great northern diver (Gavia immer) is a large member of the loon, or diver, family of birds. Breeding adults have a plumage that includes a broad black head and neck with a greenish, purplish, or bluish sheen, blackish or blackish-grey upperparts, and pure white underparts except some black on the undertail coverts and vent. Non-breeding adults are brownish with a dark neck and head marked with dark grey-brown. Their upperparts are dark brownish-grey with an unclear pattern of squares on the shoulders, and the underparts, lower face, chin, and throat are whitish. The sexes look alike, though males are significantly larger and heavier than females. During the breeding season, they live on lakes and other waterways in Canada, the northern United States (including Alaska), as well as in southern parts of Greenland and Iceland. Small numbers breed on Svalbard and sporadically elsewhere in Arctic Eurasia. Common loons winter on both coasts of the US as far south as Mexico, and on the Atlantic coast of Europe. . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #commonloon #ducks #ducksofinstagram #beautifulbird #blackbird #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #blackduck #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #drawing #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @natgeoindia @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature.world @lgenpaper @natgeowild @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

242/365, Number Two Hundred forty two from our 365 days of miniature art ~ Great grey Shrike … . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . The great grey shrike, northern grey shrike, or northern shrike (Lanius excubitor) is a large songbird species in the shrike family (Laniidae). It forms a superspecies with its parapatric southern relatives, the Iberian grey shrike (L. meridionalis), the steppe grey shrike (L. pallidirostris), the Chinese grey shrike (L. sphenocerus) and the loggerhead shrike (L. ludovicianus). Within the great grey shrike species itself, there are two subspecies. Males and females are similar in plumage, pearly grey above with a black eye-mask and white underparts. . . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #greatgreyshrike #songbirds #shrike #birdsofeurope #bird #northernshrike #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #birdinflight #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @natgeoindia @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

243/365, Number Two Hundred forty three from our 365 days of miniature rt ~ Baltimore Oriole … . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . The Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula) is a small icterid blackbird common in eastern North America as a migratory breeding bird. It received its name from the resemblance of the male's colors to those on the coat-of-arms of Lord Baltimore. Observations of interbreeding between the Baltimore oriole and the western Bullock's oriole, Icterus bullockii, led to both being classified as a single species, called the northern oriole, from 1973 to 1995. Research by James Rising, a professor of zoology at the University of Toronto, and others showed that the two birds actually did not interbreed significantly. . . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #baltimoreoriole #lordbaltimore #northernoriole #americanbirdconservancy #birdie #orangebird #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #birdfeeder #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @natgeoindia @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

244/365, Number Two Hundred forty four from our 365 days of miniature art ~ White Throated Kingfisher … . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . The white-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the white-breasted kingfisher is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Asia from Turkey east through the Indian subcontinent to the Philippines. This kingfisher is a resident over much of its range, although some populations may make short distance movements. It can often be found well away from water where it feeds on a wide range of prey that includes small reptiles, amphibians, crabs, small rodents and even birds. During the breeding season they call loudly in the mornings from prominent perches including the tops of buildings in urban areas or on wires. . . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #whitethroatedkingfisher #kingfisher #treekingfisher #birdlife #birdie #funnybird #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #funnymoments #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @natgeoindia @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

245/365, Number Two Hundred forty five from our 365 days of miniature art ~ Crowned Lapwing … . . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . The crowned lapwing (Vanellus coronatus), or crowned plover, is a bird of the lapwing subfamily that occurs contiguously from the Red Sea coast of Somalia to southern and southwestern Africa. It is an adaptable and numerous species, with bold and noisy habits. It is related to the more localized black-winged and Senegal lapwings, with which it shares some plumage characteristics. . . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #crownedlapwing #lapwing #plover #birdlife #birdie #birdwatching #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #birding #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @natgeoindia @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

249/365, Number Two Hundred forty nine from our 365 days of miniature art ~ Golden Parakeet …. . . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The golden parakeet or golden conure,(Guaruba guarouba), is a medium-sized golden-yellow Neotropical parrot native to the Amazon Basin of interior northern Brazil. . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #goldenparakeet #goldenconure #parakeet #yellowparakeet #parrotsofinstagram #parrot #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #birding #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

251/365, Number Two Hundred fifty one from our 365 days of miniature art ~ Lesser whistling Duck 🦆 …. . . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The lesser whistling duck (Dendrocygna javanica), also known as Indian whistling duck or lesser whistling teal, is a species of whistling duck that breeds in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. They are nocturnal feeders that during the day may be found in flocks around lakes and wet paddy fields. They can perch on trees and sometimes build their nest in the hollow of a tree. This brown and long-necked duck has broad wings that are visible in flight and produces a loud two-note wheezy call. It has a chestnut rump, differentiating it from its larger relative, the fulvous whistling duck, which has a creamy white rump. . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #lesserwhistlingduck #whistlingduck #duck #cuteduck #ducklife #ducksofinstagram #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #birding #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

Say hello to "Dulit Frogmouth" , a rare bird with feathers which resembles to dried leaves.. This artwork was made for a competition on @deviantart by @ripleysbelieveitornot.. The brief was to create an artwork using unconventional materials so we made this crazy bird using natural real "dried leaves" and " real bird feathers" .. It was an amazing experience making this.. We did made it to semi-finals but couldn't make it to the finals so now we are sharing this with you guys … Have also uploaded the materials and the process we went through .. enjoy the artwork guys.. . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The Dulit frogmouth (Batrachostomus harterti) is a little-known species of bird in the frogmouth family, Podargidae, with a patchily recorded distribution in the mountain forests of northern and central Borneo to which it is endemic. The species is monotypic. . . #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #miniature #guinessworldrecord #dulitfrogmouth #frogmouth #amazingbirds #rarebird #couple #weirdart #unconventionalart #ripleysbelieveitornot #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #birding #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy @deviantart @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @ripleysbelieveitornot @natgeo @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda @fubiz @designboom

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

252/365, Number Two Hundred fifty two from our 365 days of miniature art ~ Crested Guineafowl …. . . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The crested guineafowl (Guttera pucherani) is a member of the Numididae, the guineafowl bird family. It is found in open forest, woodland and forest-savanna mosaics in Sub-Saharan Africa. . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #crestedguineafowl #guineafowl #blackbird #coolbird #guineafowlofinstagram #bigbird #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #birding #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

253/365, Number Two Hundred fifty three from our 365 days of miniature art ~ Snowy-bellied Hummingbird on a floral perch…. . . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The snowy-bellied hummingbird (Amazilia edward), sometimes placed in the genus Saucerottia, is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is sometimes known by the name snowy-breasted hummingbird. . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #snowybelliedhummingbird #hummingbird #couple #hummingbirdsofinstagram #hummingbirdfeeder #bigbird #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #birding #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda @fubiz @designboom

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

254/365, Number Two Hundred fifty four from our 365 Days of miniature art ~ Peregrine Falcon …. . . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey (raptor) in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head. As is typical of bird-eating raptors, peregrine falcons are sexually dimorphic, with females being considerably larger than males. The peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 320 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high-speed dive), making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom. According to a National Geographic TV programme, the highest measured speed of a peregrine falcon is 389 km/h (242 mph). . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #peregrinefalcon #peregrine #hawksofinstagram #duckhawk #falcon #birdsofprey #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #birding #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda @fubiz @designboom

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

255/365, Number Two Hundred fifty five from our 365 Days of miniature art ~ Hyacinth Macaw …. . . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus), or hyacinthine macaw, is a parrot native to central and eastern South America. With a length (from the top of its head to the tip of its long pointed tail) of about 100 cm (3.3 ft) it was longer than any other species of parrot. It was the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot species, though the flightless kakapo of New Zealand can outweigh it at up to 3.5 kg. While generally easily recognized, it could be confused with the smaller Lear's macaw. Habitat loss and the trapping of wild birds for the pet trade have taken a heavy toll on their population in the wild, so the species is classified as Vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List, and it is protected by its listing on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #hyacinthmacaw #macaw #macawlover #bluemacaw #bluebird #macawsofinstagram #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #birding #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda @fubiz @designboom

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on

View this post on Instagram

256/365, Number Two Hundred fifty six from our 365 Days of miniature art ~ Northern Gannet …. . . . SAVE NATURE SAVE WORLD . . . The northern gannet (Morus bassanus) is a seabird, the largest species of the gannet family, Sulidae. It is native to the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean, breeding in Western Europe and North America. The sexes are similar in appearance. The adult northern gannet has a mainly white streamlined body with a long neck, long and slender wings. It is 87–100 cm (34–39 in) long with a 170–180 cm (67–71 in) wingspan. The head and nape have a buff tinge that is more prominent in breeding season, and the wings are edged with dark brown-black feathers. The long pointed bill is blue-grey, contrasting with black bare skin around the mouth and eyes. Juveniles are mostly grey-brown, becoming increasingly white in the five years it takes them to reach maturity. . . . #365dayschallenge #miniature #papercut #paperart #sculpture #paperbird #northerngannet #gannet #seabird #birdcouple #birdlove #twobirds #birdsculpture #MyEtsyFind #birding #artistofinstagram #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #dailydrawing #birdart #nvillustration #etsy #365feathersproject @instagram @winsorandnewton @instagramforbusiness @excelblades @birds.nature @lgenpaper @natgeo @etsy @strictlypaperart @boredpanda @fubiz @designboom

A post shared by Nayan & Vaishali (@nvillustration) on