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"Strigoid Goatsucker", native name "Birreagal"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 26.6 x 17.9 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 295


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Bird in profile, facing to the right. It is depicted perched on a branch which extends from a tree stump set on a green - yellow base tinged with red, against a plain background. The upper parts of the bird are predominantly brown stippled with dark grey and black markings which create a mottled effect, with white patches on the wing. The underparts are pale grey overlaid with brown striations. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.


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