Blackcap - Sylvia atricapilla

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Common name: Blackcap

Scientific name: Sylvia atricapilla

Accession number: 175

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: June, 1837

Inscription on reverse: "Black-capped Warbler. Sylvia Atricapilla. The male from a specimen shot near Edinburgh, on the 6th June 1837, and lent by Mr Crafrae. Edinburgh, 7th June, 1837. W.McG."

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