'The Lesser White Cockatoo with a Yellow Crest' George Edwards
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'The Lesser White Cockatoo with a Yellow Crest'
Ornithological study of a Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea, a parrot native to islands of South-east Asia, including Timor. The bird is shown on a low tree branch and there is an inset profile of the head. Plate 317 from chapter 107 of Gleanings of natural history, exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, plants, &c..., by George Edwards, volume 3 (London, for the author, 1764). The plate is inscribed: "The lesser Cockatoo with a yellow Crest. Drawn from life by George Edwards. January 1761."
Original: etching. 1761
- Image reference: RS-10031
- The Royal Society
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