Black bittern Mark Catesby
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Ornithological study of a black bittern, Ixobrychus flavicollis, referred to here as Ardea stellaris cristata. It is shown in right profile, against a branch of beach cabbage, Scaevola taccada, in front of an open body of water.
Inscribed below: 'Lobelia &c.'
Plate 79 from volume I of Mark Catesby's The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands (London, 1731).
- Image reference: RS-18614
- © The Royal Society
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