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Sand Martin - Riparia riparia

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Common name: Sand Martin

Scientific name: Riparia riparia

Accession number: 128

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: 1831-1841

"they..resort to a perpendicular bank of sand, .. washed by a stream which issues from a sheet of water a little way up the river and there they repair their old cells, or burrow new ones."

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