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"Pheasant Cuckoo", native name "Tem-minck"

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1797]
Dimensions: 24.3 x 18.2 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 155

 

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Bird, with the body facing to the left and the head turned in profile to the right, perched on a tree stump with green area at its base, set against an otherwise plain background. The head, breast and belly are black. The back, wings and tail are patterned in shades of ochre, brown, grey and black. The drawing is framed by a pencil border and annotated in ink and pencil.

 

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