Northern Wheatear - Oenanthe oenanthe

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Common name: Northern Wheatear

Scientific name: Oenanthe oenanthe

Accession number: 188

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

"The stony slopes of Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Craigs, in the King's park near Edinburgh, are favourite resorts of the Wheatears ; and there, although they are much disturbed by boys, their manners may be satisfactorily studied with little trouble."

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