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"Temporal Finch"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 15.1 x 14.2 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 246


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Bird in profile, facing to the left, perched on a branch with some leaves attached against a plain background. The upper parts of the bird are olive green-brown overlaid with darker hatched lines, with a red patch on the rump. It has a red bill with a red stripe across the eye. The underparts are grey. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.


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