|A comparison with modern birds points out how the plumage covering and hiding the actual appearance of the creature, creating voluminous and softer shapes. |
The result is a realistic-looking silhouette and a much more parsimonious reconstruction.
Coloration based on the mimetic palette of a partridge, a ground-nesting seed-eater galliformes native to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
The choice of the Partridge's colors starts from the need to find a creature similar to a non-avialan theropod. Birds that live most of their lives on the ground are the perfect reference for a credible coloring.