'The Yellow Water-wagtail, the Walking Leaf, &c.' George Edwards
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'The Yellow Water-wagtail, the Walking Leaf, &c.'
Study of the Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava in the act of catching an insect. The bird is posed standing upon a stone from Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Ireland. Below are two studies of a 'Walking Leaf' insect, perhaps a variety of Phyllium, which the author believes was from the West Indies. Plate 258 from chapter 48 of Gleanings of natural history, exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, plants, &c..., by George Edwards, volume 1 (London, for the author, 1758).
Original: etching. 1756
- Image reference: RS-9983
- The Royal Society
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