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"Blue and White Crow", native name "Mur-re-gan"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 24 x 17.4 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 144

 

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Bird in profile, facing to the right, perched on a tree stump set on a green mound against an otherwise plain background. The bird is black and white, with a pale bill from which a 'brush' tongue emerges. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.

 

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