'The Grey Water-wagtail, and the Water-Lizard' George Edwards
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'The Grey Water-wagtail, and the Water-Lizard'
Study of the Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea in the act of catching an insect. The bird is posed on a rock surrounded by water and with plants. A newt swims in the water below. Plate 259 from chapter 49 of Gleanings of natural history, exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, plants, &c..., by George Edwards, volume 1 (London, for the author, 1758).
Original: etching. 1757
- Image reference: RS-9984
- The Royal Society
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