The 'towhe' bird, the 'cowpen' bird and the 'black poplar' of Carolina Mark Catesby
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The 'towhe' bird, the 'cowpen' bird and the 'black poplar' of Carolina
'Passer niger, oculis rubris', the towhe bird, 'Passer fusca', the cowpen bird, and 'Populus nigra folio maximo gemmis balsamum odoratissimum fundentibus', the black poplar of Carolina (Catesby's identifications; modern scientific names: Pipilo erythrophthalmus, the eastern towhee; Molothrus ater, the brown-headed cowbird; Populus heterophylla, the swamp cottonwood). Plate 34 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-10483
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