Common Blackbird - Turdus merula

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Common name: Common Blackbird

Scientific name: Turdus merula

Accession number: 185

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: January, 1833

Inscription on reverse: "Blackbird. Turdus Merula, on Syringa vulgris. Male and Female. The former from a specimen shot near Edinburgh, in December 1832; the latter from one shot at Cramond Bridge, 1t January, 1833. Edinburgh, 3d January, 1833."

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