The 'red-headed wood-pecker' and the 'water oak' Mark Catesby
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The 'red-headed wood-pecker' and the 'water oak'
'Picus capite toto rubro', the red-headed wood-pecker, perched on the trunk of 'Quercus folio non serrato', the water-oak (Catesby's identifications; modern scientific names: Melanerpes erythrocephalus, the red-headed woodpecker; Quercus nigra, the water oak). Plate 20 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-10469
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