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"Speckled Manakin"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 18.9 x 16.5 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 286

 

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Bird in profile, facing to the right. It is depicted perching on a tree set on a green - pale brown base against a plain background. The bird's crown and wing are black with white spots, and there is a grey area around the eye and side of the neck. The back is brown overlaid with black detail, and a red rump. The underparts are predominantly yellow. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.

 

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