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House Sparrow - Passer domesticus

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Common name: House Sparrow

Scientific name: Passer domesticus

Accession number: 160

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: June, 1831

Inscription on reverse: "House Sparrow. Passer domesticus. Two Males, a Female, and a Young Bird, from specimens shot near Edinburgh. Mespieus oxyacantha. Edinburgh, June 1831. WMcG"

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