European Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis

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Common name: European Goldfinch

Scientific name: Carduelis carduelis

Accession number: 155

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: October, 1833

Inscription on reverse: "Goldfinch. Carduelis elegans. Female and Young. From individuals shot at Granton, near Edinburgh, by W. MacGillivray, October, 1833. Edinburgh. October 1833. WMcG."

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