Nest of the Grey heron Adam Ludwig Wirsing
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Nest of the Grey heron
Study of a heron's nest, presumably the grey heron Ardea cinerea showing braches and twigs incorporated into its construction and containing a clutch of three eggs. Plate 44 from book Sammlung von Nestern und Eyern verschiedener Vogel...by Adam Ludwig Wirsing and Friedrich Christian Gunther (A L Wirsing, Nuremburg, 1772). Inscribed: "Tab.XLIV Pl.44 du Heron. Reiger. A.L.Wirsing excudit Norimberg."
Original: copperplate engraving. 1772
- Image reference: RS-10161
- The Royal Society
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