The pigeon-hawk Mark Catesby
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Bird identified by Catesby as 'Accipiter palumbarius', the pigeon-hawk (modern scientific name: Falco columbarius, the merlin). Plate 3 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-10452
- The Royal Society
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