Red Knot - Calidris canutus

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Common name: Red Knot

Scientific name: Calidris canutus

Accession number: 190

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: January, 1837

Inscription on reverse: "Knot, or Ash-coloured Sandpiper. Tringa cinerea. Temmk: From two recent specimens presented by Mr Macduff Carfrae, Edinburgh. Edinburgh. 12th January, 1837. W.McG."

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