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"Sordid Thrush", native name "Goo-le-bee"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 18.4 x 18.6 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 231

 

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Bird in profile, facing to the right, perched on a branch against a plain background. The body is predominantly pale brown - grey, overlaid with darker hatched lines. The wings and tail are dark brown heavily overlaid with black, with white tips on the tail and edge of the wing. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.

 

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