Eurasian Jay - Garrulus glandarius

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Common name: Eurasian Jay

Scientific name: Garrulus glandarius

Accession number: 162

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

"..a more showy bird than any other of the family, its skin prepared by the bird-stuffer is much in request as a domestic ornament. Add to this, the enmity which .. gardeners.. have to it, and you will not be surprised to find it everywhere scarce."

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