This artwork is made by cutting and gluing exotic, natural wood veneers together.
My all time favorite fans are my 7 and 5 years old daughters. They collect all my art prints for a dollar each, bless their hearts. I made two similar pieces, each with a different bird, a few years ago and gave them as presents to my sweet hearts. They still think it is the cutest picture. So, I redesigned and added a bee to it. By the way, this bird is not a Bee Eater.
You can view the pieces of wood I used for the bird here: [link] [link] [link]