European Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis

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Common name: European Goldfinch

Scientific name: Carduelis carduelis

Accession number: 146

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: February, 1832

Inscription on reverse: "Goldfinch.Carduelis elegans. Adult. From an individual sent from Elgin by the Revd George Gordon. Edinburgh. February, 1832. WMcG."

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