Nests of the Goldfinch and the Robin Adam Ludwig Wirsing
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Nests of the Goldfinch and the Robin
Two studies of birds' nests. Figure 1, the nest of the goldfinch Carduelis carduelis containing a clutch of five eggs. Figure 2 the nest of the European robin Erithacus rubecula containing a clutch of seven eggs. Plate 3 from book Sammlung von Nestern und Eyern verschiedener Vogel...by Adam Ludwig Wirsing and Friedrich Christian Gunther (A L Wirsing, Nuremburg, 1772). Inscribed: "Tab.III. Stigelliz. Planche 3. Fig, 1 du Chardonneret. Rothkehlein. Fig. 2 de la Rouge-gorge. A.L.Wirsing excudit Norimberg."
Original: copperplate engraving. 1772
- Image reference: RS-10155
- The Royal Society
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