Eider - Somateria mollissima

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Common name: Eider

Scientific name: Somateria mollissima

Accession number: 007

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: March, 1832

Inscription on reverse: "Eider Duck. Anas mollissima. Adult Male. From an individual shot in the Frith [sic] of Forth, and lent by Mr Macduff Carfrae. Edinburgh. March, 1832. W.McG."

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