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"Crimson-breasted Warbler", native name "Bood-dang"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 22.2 x 15.4 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 282


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Bird seen in frontal view, its body turned slightly to the right and its head in profile to the left. It is depicted perched on a branch which extends from a tree stump set on a grey-green base, against a plain background. The bird's head is black with a white chin and a grey stripe above the eye. The breast is red and the wing is dark brown with some white patches, heavily overlaid with black hatched lines. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.


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