Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

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Common name: Osprey

Scientific name: Pandion haliaetus

Accession number: 015

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

This picture is interesting because the fish is unfinished. It illustrates how MacGillivray painted his pictures; first drawing an outline in pencil and then infilling with watercolour.

     Pandion haliaetus click for larger image