Common Whitethroat - Sylvia communis

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Common name: Common Whitethroat

Scientific name: Sylvia communis

Accession number: 174

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: May, 1837

Inscription on reverse: "White-throated Warbler. Sylvia cinerea. Male and Female. From specimens shot by John MacGillivray, near Edinburgh ; 22d May, 1837. Edinburgh. 25th May, 1837. W.Mc.G."

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