Common Crossbill - Loxia curvirostra

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Common name: Common Crossbill

Scientific name: Loxia curvirostra

Accession number: 152

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: March, 1837

Inscription on reverse: "European Crossbill. Crucirostra europoea. From stuffed specimens lent by Mr MacDuff Carfrae, Edinburgh. Adult Male and Female shot in June 1836. Young male in winter. On a branch of Pinus sylvestris - planted. Edinburgh. .."

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