The 'rice-bird' by Mark Catesby

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The 'rice-bird'
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Print size 35.5 x 28.0 cm
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30.5 x 22.6 cm
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The 'rice-bird'
Mark Catesby
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© The Royal Society


Bird identified by Catesby as 'Hortulanus caroliniensis', the rice-bird (modern scientific name: Dolichonyx oryzivorus, the bobolink), perched on a stalk of rice, Oryza sativa. Plate 14 from volume I of The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, by Mark Catesby (London, 1731). Mark Catesby was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1733.

Original: etching. 1731

The Artist: Mark Catesby

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