Crossbill - Loxia curvirostra, Loxia scotica

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Common name: Crossbill

Scientific name: Loxia curvirostra, Loxia scotica

Accession number: 027

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

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

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