Crossbill - Loxia curvirostra, Loxia scotica
Common name: Crossbill
Scientific name: Loxia curvirostra, Loxia scotica
Accession number: 027
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
This picture is interesting because it is unfinished. It illustrates how MacGillivray painted his pictures; first drawing a detailed outline in pencil and then infilling with watercolour.