The 'crested fly-catcher' and the 'Smilax bryoniae' Mark Catesby
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The 'crested fly-catcher' and the 'Smilax bryoniae'
'Muscicapa cristata ventre luteo', the crested fly-catcher, and 'Smilax bryoniae nigrae folijs caule spinoso, baccis nigris' (Catesby's identifications; modern scientific names: Myiarchus crinitus, the great crested flycatcher; Smilax tamnoides, the bristly greenbriar). Plate 52 from volume I of The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands by Mark Catesby (London, 1731). Mark Catesby was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1733.
Original: etching. 1731
- Image reference: RS-10492
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