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White-throated Dipper - Cinclus cinclus

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Common name: White-throated Dipper

Scientific name: Cinclus cinclus

Accession number: 122

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

"..they procured all their food at the bottom of the water, chiefly in the stream. They generally dived from a stone, and after a submersion of some seconds reappeared with the larvae of some aquatic insects."

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