The MacGillivray art collection

Lesser Black-backed Gull - Larus fuscus

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Common name: Lesser Black-backed Gull

Scientific name: Larus fuscus

Accession number: 019

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: May, 1836

Inscription on reverse: "Smaller Black-backed Gull. Larus fuscus. From an individual shot by Mr MacGillivray, at Preston Pans, on the 6th of May, 1836. Edinburgh 7th May. WMcG."

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