Black Woodpecker - Dryocopus martius

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Common name: Black Woodpecker

Scientific name: Dryocopus martius

Accession number: 025

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: July, 1839

Inscription on reverse: "Great Black Woodpecker. Picus martius. Edinburgh, 16th July 1839. W.McG." [This is not a British species, it is found in continental Europe]

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