'The Black and Blue Creeper; and the Hoopoe Hen' George Edwards
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'The Black and Blue Creeper; and the Hoopoe Hen'
Ornithological studies of a Red-legged honey creeper Cyanerpes cyaneus posed on a tree stump and showing the bright yellow underside of one wing; and the head of the 'Hoopoe hen', probably the Cock-of-the-rock Rupicola rupicola. The plate also features a specimen of British moth. Plate 264 from chapter 54 of Gleanings of natural history, exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, plants, &c..., by George Edwards, volume 2 (London, for the author, 1760).
Original: etching. 1754
- Image reference: RS-9985
- The Royal Society
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