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"Banksian Cockatoo", native name "Kar ratt"

Artist: Watling, Thomas
Created: [Between 1792 and 1797]
Dimensions: 37.4 x 25.2 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 137


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Bird in profile, facing to the left, perched on a tree stump with a distant landscape view behind the base of the stump but an otherwise plain background. The bird has a crested head and is predominantly black or dark brown, with white highlights and black detail in the feathers, a yellow patch below the eye, and yellow patches in the tail. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.


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