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Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos

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Common name: Common Sandpiper

Scientific name: Actitis hypoleucos

Accession number: 187

Materials: Watercolour on paper

When painted: Summer, 1831

Inscription on reverse: "Common Sandpiper. Totanus hypoleucos. Female with eggs, and Young fully fledged. Leaves of Tussilago Farfara. The young bird shot on the Almond. Edinburgh. Summer of 1831. WMcG."

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