Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis

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Common name: Snow Bunting

Scientific name: Plectrophenax nivalis

Accession number: 184

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

""The Snow-bunting is frequently met on the hills in small flocks. I am told that they are never seen in summer." Nor have I met with them there beyond the end of April."

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