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"Ground-bird of Lord Howe Island", a modern copy of Raper Drawing no. 73

Artist: Artist unknown
Created: [19--?]
Dimensions: 47.2 x 32.7 cm
Reference: Raper Drawing - no. 74

 

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Drawing of a bird in right profile, standing on a patch of ground represented by a pale green wash overlaid with green and brown lines. The bird is coloured white overlaid with grey hatched lines and the individual feathers of the wing and tail outlined and shaded. It has a red bill and frontal sheld and pale red legs.

 

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