Northern Wheatear - Oenanthe oenanthe

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Common name: Northern Wheatear

Scientific name: Oenanthe oenanthe

Accession number: 193

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

"So abundant are they in Harris that the boys regularly search the walls every year in the beginning of May for their nests, of which great numbers are destroyed, the object of the plunderers being to procure the eggs for food."

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