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"Black-lined Grosbeak", native name "Wee-bong"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 21.2 x 15.7 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 243

 

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Bird in profile, facing to the right, perched on a tree stump on a yellow - green base against a plain background. The bird has a red bill. The upper parts of its body are brown overlaid with black hatched lines, with a red patch on the rump. The underparts are pale grey. The whole body is overlaid with black horizontal striations, except for the red rump. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.

 

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