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Image number: RS.10161
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Nest of the Grey heron

Date

1772

Creator

Adam Ludwig Wirsing (1734-1797, German), Engraver

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 395mm
width (print): 255mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ornithology

Description

Study of a heron’s nest, presumably the grey heron Ardea cinerea showing braches and twigs incorporated into its construction and containing a clutch of three eggs.

Plate 44 from book Sammlung von Nestern und Eyern verschiedener Vogel...by Adam Ludwig Wirsing and Friedrich Christian Gunther (A L Wirsing, Nuremburg, 1772). Inscribed: “Tab.XLIV Pl.44 du Heron. Reiger. A.L.Wirsing excudit Norimberg.”

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