Veyr nice entry. I like the size and overall build, snf I'm not bothered about the lack of red, I think this scheme works. But, indeed, could have used a better work on the proportions, and more bulk on the legs. Anyway, 8/10
You shot for size which is always a challenge, and for that I commend you! But his proportions are odd, with shins that are too long and thighs that are too short. The feet don't look good and his waist is too thin. Wings are small, head way too small and of course as you said you didn't incorporate red. Still, this is a fine entry well worth an 8/10. Well done!