Gannet - Sula bassana

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Common name: Gannet

Scientific name: Sula bassana

Accession number: 001

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: May, 1831

Inscription on reverse: "Gannet. Sula alba. Nearly two years old, the adult plumage almost complete. From an individual obtained on the Bass, and lent by W. Stables Esq. Edinburgh, May, 1831. W.McG"

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