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Image number: RS.10163
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Nest of the Golden oriole

Date

1772

Creator

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

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ornithology

Description

Study of a golden oriole’s nest Oriolus oriolus showing its location in the fork of an oak tree branch and containing a clutch of five eggs.

Plate 47 from book Sammlung von Nestern und Eyern verschiedener Vogel...by Adam Ludwig Wirsing and Friedrich Christian Gunther (A L Wirsing, Nuremburg, 1772). Inscribed: “Tab.XLVII Pl.47 du Loriot. Kirschvogel. A.L.Wirsing excudit Norimberg.”

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