Common Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus

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Common name: Common Moorhen

Scientific name: Gallinula chloropus

Accession number: 199

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: October, 1833

Inscription on reverse: "Water-hen. Gallinula Chloropus. From a specimen bought in the Edinburgh market. Edinburgh, October, 1833. W.McG."

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