Cuspirostrisornis houi, with ginkgo and araucaria.

Brevirostruavis macrohyoideus eating insects clustered around Amborella flowers.

Lectavis bretincola predating a hermit crab.


The Enantiornithes are an extinct lineage of birds that had clawed wings and teeth. Many of these birds are obscure or unknown entirely to the general public. While looking up information on them on wikipedia, I also discovered many have no accessible illustrations to help people picture what they may have been like in life, so I’ve begun a personal project to help fill in those gaps and help people imagine a world with these unusual birds.

All images in this particular gallery are under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) as they have been or will be uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons. As Carbonmade restricts right click-save methods, please let me know if you would like a copy and I’ll be happy to send you one.