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"Ruddy Warbler"

Artist: Watling, Thomas
Created: [between 1792 and 1797]
Dimensions: 16.6 x 19.4 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 277


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Bird in profile, facing to the left. It is depicted perched on a tree stump, leaning forwards with wings outstretched, against a plain background. The upper parts of the bird are brown overlaid with grey with added black linear detail, and white highlights on the tail. The underparts are a pale red-brown. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.


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