Honey Buzzard - Pernis apivorus

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Common name: Honey Buzzard

Scientific name: Pernis apivorus

Accession number: 011

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: July, 1839

Inscription on reverse: "Honey Buzzard. Pernis apivora. From a specimen shot near Stirling in the beginning of June 1838. Lent by Mr Macduff Carfrae on the 9th June, when its outline was taken. Finished, Edinburgh, 12th July, 1839. W.McG."

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