'The White Fulica' Sarah Stone
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'The White Fulica'
Ornithological study of a Lord Howe Swamphen or White Gallinule (Porphyrio albus), an extinct bird native to Lord Howe Island, Australia. Plate 27 from Journal of a voyage to New South Wales...by John White (J.Debrett, London, 1790). The accompanying text states that: "The body is about the size of a domestic fowl. The shoulders are furnished with a small crooked spine...This bird is the only species of its genus yet known of a white colour..." The plate is inscribed: "S.Stone Delin. The White Fulica, London Published as the Act directs Dec: 29, 1789, by I.Debrett."
Original: copperplate engraving. 1790
- Image reference: RS-10584
- The Royal Society
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