American oystercatcher Mark Catesby
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Ornithological study of an American oystercatcher, Haematopus palliates, referred to here as Haematopus. Originally called the 'sea pie', it was renamed in 1731 when Mark Catesby observed the bird eating oysters.
Inscribed below: 'Haematopus'
Plate 85 from volume I of Mark Catesby's The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (London, 1731).
- Image reference: RS-18620
- © The Royal Society
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