Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos major

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Common name: Great Spotted Woodpecker

Scientific name: Dendrocopos major

Accession number: 026

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: January, 1834

Inscription on reverse: "Greater Spotted Woodpecker. Picus major. Male and Female. The former from a stuffed specimen, the latter from a recent individual shot at Invermoriston, & lent by Mr Carfrae. Edinburgh. January, 1834."

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