Hen Harrier - Circus cyaneus

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Common name: Hen Harrier

Scientific name: Circus cyaneus

Accession number: 204

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: January, 1837

Inscription on reverse: "Common Hen-harrier. Circus cyaneus. From a recent adult Male, shot in Linlithgowshire, and lent by Mr Weir, of Boghead, in January, 1837. Edinburgh. January, 1837."

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