What kind of bird is this?

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What kind of bird is this? Anyone know?
 

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Taking into account fact it is a drawing/tatoo/artistic depiction it can be anything.
 
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Taking into account fact it is a drawing/tatoo/artistic depiction it can be anything.
Well no it can't be anything, it's not a duck a wader a Finch a song bird gull or many other types.
The shape of the head and hooked beak narrows it down.
The fact it's the fastest animal on the planet could have some sort of significance to the person with the tattoo.
 
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I appreciate all your comments!
 
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I would say an angry bird, and it's missing its lower lip, so probably can't vent its frustration properly, hence the internalization showing up on its face which isn't good for its heart.

I say artistic license with the Merlin bird of prey as the model.
 
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I appreciate all your comments!
There are 5 types of bird of prey checking on Google, the length of the beak and size and shape of the head. Plenty of images on the web, happy hunting.
 
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Well no it can't be anything, it's not a duck a wader a Finch a song bird gull or many other types.
But it has the beak of a parrot!
 
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Taking into account fact it is a drawing/tatoo/artistic depiction it can be anything.

Well no it can't be anything, it's not a duck a wader a Finch a song bird gull or many other types.
The shape of the head and hooked beak narrows it down.
The fact it's the fastest animal on the planet could have some sort of significance to the person with the tattoo.

Perhaps Borek means it might be nothing that actually exists? And if he didn't meant that, then I'll say: It might be nothing that actually exists.

Just a possibility.
 
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It might be nothing that actually exists.

That's what I was aiming at.
 
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But it has the beak of a parrot!

Yes and that narrows it down!

Which parrot? Obviously nothing crested right?

I do not have a tattoo (I do not like them) but I know people who have them and there are certain things they do that follow a pattern.

1/The tattoo is from a drawing.

2/The drawing has some sort of significance to the person.

3/The source of the drawing is usually something that the person has seen on another person (a trend), the tattooists own design or something very specific.

Bird of prey seems a good choice and the shapes and sizes fits.
If it's a made up bird it is still clearly based on a real bird.
Parrot? Unless the recipient is a R. L. Stevenson fan, Monty python fan or owned a rather satanic looking parrot I would say unlikely.

The source of the tattoo would be a help here from the OP @joshmccraney
 
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Wow, I appreciate all the attention this has gotten! Unfortunately, I have no clue what kind of bird it is. Here is the source. You have to scroll down about 2/3 of the way.

See, my twin brother wanted to get another tattoo and thought this was cool. I was super confused what kind of bird it was and after about an hour of failed google searches, I turned to PF to see what you all thought. Beyond this link, I have no clue where the tattoo is from.
 
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As an addendum, here is all the artist says about the piece.
 
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Well, there's certainly a lot of artistic license involved since the bird in the tattoo has long lips that go back from the beak in something of a scowl. Actual birds don't have lips.
 
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Well, there's certainly a lot of artistic license involved since the bird in the tattoo has long lips that go back from the beak in something of a scowl. Actual birds don't have lips.
To me it looks like it was at least in part inspired by the peregrine falcon:

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I've mailed the guy, see if he can give more information.
His other designs feature birds at least based on barn owls tawny owls bald eagle and two of the crow family.
Let's see what he comes back with
 
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To me it looks like it was at least in part inspired by the peregrine falcon:

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Great picture, nature at its most beautiful and most deadly.
 

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