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"Axillary Falcon"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 38.5 x 27.6 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 98


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Bird with white head and breast with black markings above the eye. The eye is red, the bill black, and the legs yellow. The back, wings and tail are grey, with black markings on the wing. The bird is facing to the left and perched on a tree branch that cuts diagonally across from the bottom left of the picture, and set against an otherwise plain background. The picture is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.


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