Rare Birds by Allison Strine – Buffalo – 500 pieces
After completing Unusual Animals by the same artist, I had to check around and see if there were any other images of hers to be found – thank goodness there were! This was so beautiful, great fun, and went together very quickly because I couldn’t walk away. I adored it!
This Buffalo puzzle had EXCELLENT quality. I know that some Buffalo puzzles are being made in China, but this one was made in the US. The fit was especially nice, it felt great going together.
It was so hard to choose which birds to show closeups of, they were all so interesting. I must have changed my mind at least 10 times. At least. And then I changed it again. 😎
Such interesting facts about this stork! It’s brave enough to fight a crocodile, and then it eats it! Yikes. *Making a mental note to NEVER mess with a Shoebill Stork.* Of course after reading that to cool down it poops on itself, I highly doubt I’ll be getting anywhere near it.
Loved the look of this section, and how the Kakapo’s face looks something like the kiwi it’s perched on. Plus, I wonder why they smell good – that’s so interesting to me – is it their diet or how they preen themselves? Plus they live to be more than 90 years old, that’s amazing!
The Three Wattled Bellbird, that’s another new one for me. And it has a bird call that’s called a bonk – new information for me as well. And it’s call can be heard a mile away? Holy guacamole! (guacamole made from this bird’s favorite food – wild avocado)
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I love the fonts and descriptions!
“I know that some Buffalo puzzles are being made in China….”
I only have one Buffalo puzzle made in China and as crazy as it sounds it was the best ever quality puzzle by Buffalo I’ve ever done! It was my Poker Pups puzzle.
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It’s entirely possible to have things manufactured in China to a high standard. You get what you pay for, I guess.
I completed this puzzle a few weeks ago and loved it. I bought it when I was trying to find Unusual Animals, which I still haven’t found.
If you shop Amazon USA, Unusual Animals is there….
I love this, and Unusual Animals, too! Are there any more of these?
Allison Strine has a colorful map puzzle for the state of California and one for the entire United States (USA in Color, I have that one) that I know of…. Both are by Buffalo Games, too.
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Allison Strine also illustrated an Eeboo puzzle called Dogs of the World. So much fun.
I think this would also be your kind of puzzle. It is a newer one. 500 piece round puzzle in a collage style.
Such a fun puzzle with lots of fun facts about rare birds.
What a beautiful puzzle! I just found your blog because I recently fell in love with doing puzzles. I hope you will update again soon!