The birds in this work are eaglehawks and the unusually reveal the inner structure of their outstretched wings. This work was amongst a suite of 64 bark paintings that reproduced images from the rock art galleries of western Arnhem Land. The paintings were commissioned for the museum by Paddy Cahill, the pastoralist at Oenpelli (now Gunbalanya) at the request of Baldwin Spencer.

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A sheet of bark (Stringybark, Eucalyptus tetrodonta) painted with natural pigments. The image depicts two eaglehawks with outstretched wings.

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