Oystercatcher - Haematopus ostralegus

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Common name: Oystercatcher

Scientific name: Haematopus ostralegus

Accession number: 018

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: March, 1835

Inscription on reverse: " Oyster-catcher. Hamatopus Ostralegus. Two individuals, shot near Edinburgh. Edinburgh, 17th March, 1835."

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