The 'red bird', the 'hiccory tree' and the 'pignut' Mark Catesby
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The 'red bird', the 'hiccory tree' and the 'pignut'
'Coccothraustes rubra', the red bird, 'Nux juglans alba virginiensis', the hiccory tree, and 'Nux juglans carolinensis fructu minimo putamine levi', the pignut (Catesby's identifications; modern scientific names: Cardinalis cardinalis, the northern cardinal; Carya tomentosa, the mockernut hickory; Carya glabra, the pignut hickory). Plate 38 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-10487
- The Royal Society
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