Nest of the Grey partridge Adam Ludwig Wirsing
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Nest of the Grey partridge
Study of a partridge's nest, presumably the grey partridge Perdix perdix showing grasses incorporated into its construction and containing a clutch of eleven eggs. Plate 46 from book Sammlung von Nestern und Eyern verschiedener Vogel...by Adam Ludwig Wirsing and Friedrich Christian Gunther (A L Wirsing, Nuremburg, 1772). Inscribed: "Tab.XLVI Pl.46 du la Perdrix. Rephuhn. A.L.Wirsing excudit Norimberg."
Original: copperplate engraving. 1772
- Image reference: RS-10162
- The Royal Society
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