Indigobird and pytelia Joseph Smit
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Indigobird and pytelia
Zoological studies of two birds. Figure 1: probably the Village indigobird Vidua chalybeata (here styled Vidua spendens). Figure 2: the Orange-winged pytelia Pytelia afra (here styled Pytelia wieneri). The birds, native to Africa, are shown on a tree-branch with a third, long-tailed vidua bird behind. Plate 7 in The collected scientific papers of the late William Alexander Forbes, edited by F.E. Beddard (London, R.H. Porter, 1885). Originally published as 'On two rare ploceine birds now or lately living in the Society's menagerie', Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 18880, pp.475-477.
- Image reference: RS-12531
- The Royal Society
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