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Fact Check: This is digital artwork, not real birds

Vishvas News in its investigation found that this claim is false. The birds seen in the picture have been created using digital editing tools.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: September 2, 2021

New Delhi (Vishvas News). A picture is going viral on social media where two green parrot-like birds can be seen. It is being claimed with the post that these are real Malaysian frogmouth birds. Vishvas News found in its investigation that this claim is false. The birds seen in the picture have been created using digital editing tools.

What’s in the viral post?

A social media user named Animals TV shared this post claiming “Malaysia large Frogmouth art “.

Investigation

To check this post, Vishvas News did a reverse image search of this image. We found this photo at mymodernmet.com. According to the information on the website, Australian photographic illustrator Josh Dykgraaf creates new artwork by taking pictures of natural objects such as leaves and flowers and pasting them over animals and birds with the help of editing tools.

We also found this photo at designswan.com. According to this news article, this picture has been created by Australian photographic illustrator Josh Dykgraaf with the help of editing tools. According to the news, an average piece usually takes about 30 to 60 hours to complete, and Photoshop has about 2000 to 3000 layers.

 We also found this picture with the same description at designboom.com.

We contacted Australian photographic illustrator Josh Dykgraaf through mail regarding this matter. In response, we were told that this picture is not a real bird, but an artwork made with the help of editing tools.

This picture was shared by a Facebook user named Animals TV with the wrong claim. The user has 122,693 followers.

Conclusion: Vishvas News in its investigation found that this claim is false. The birds seen in the picture have been created using digital editing tools.

  • Claim Review : Malaysia large Frogmouth art
  • Claimed By : Animals TV
  • Fact Check : False
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