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"Hook billed Shrike", native name "Tharro-bee-rang"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [Between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 21.3 x 17.5 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 116


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Bird facing to the right, perched on a tree branch against a plain background. The bird's head is black with a long bill which is black above and pale blue below. It has a white throat and breast, and dark grey wings and tail. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.


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