Common Tern - Sterna hirundo

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Common name: Common Tern

Scientific name: Sterna hirundo

Accession number: 021

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: August, 1831

Inscription on reverse: "Common Tern. Sterna Hirundo. Adult. Four figures from individuals shot at Musselburgh, by W. MacGillivray. Edinburgh, 27th August, 1831."

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