Common Crossbill - Loxia curvirostra
Common name: Common Crossbill
Scientific name: Loxia curvirostra
Accession number: 152
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: March, 1837
Inscription on reverse: "European Crossbill. Crucirostra europoea. From stuffed specimens lent by Mr MacDuff Carfrae, Edinburgh. Adult Male and Female shot in June 1836. Young male in winter. On a branch of Pinus sylvestris - planted. Edinburgh. .."