Cape Gannet - Sula capensis

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Common name: Cape Gannet

Scientific name: Sula capensis

Accession number: 002

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1832

Inscription on reverse: "Common Gannet. Sula Bassana. From an individual shot on the Bass Rock, and lent by William Stables Esqe. A variety having the bare line much extended on the neck the secondary quills and tail-feathers brown."

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