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"Agile Creeper"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 16.1 x 18 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 190


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Bird in profile, facing to the left, perched on a branch against a plain background. The bill is open to show the 'brush' tongue. The underparts of the bird are white - pale blue, overlaid with pale grey hatched lines. The upper parts are predominantly brown - grey overlaid with black hatched lines. The tail is long, with pale brown upper feathers and pale grey underneath. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.


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