Egyptian Goose - Alopochen aegyptiacus

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Common name: Egyptian Goose

Scientific name: Alopochen aegyptiacus

Accession number: 005

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: November, 1832

Inscription on reverse: ".. From an individual lent by Captain Sharpe, R.N. It was shot on the 3rd November 1832, by Mr John Hay, on the Banks of the Tyne, near Tyningham, out of a flock of nineteen, flying in a string. It was the leader, and largest."

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