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    ‘Pied shrike’ [Barred antshrike]

    Date
    1814
    Creator
    Richard Polydore Nodder (1763, British) , Artist
    Object type
    Library reference
    48597
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 230mm
    width (print): 140mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Zoology
          > Ornithology
    Biology
       > Natural history
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
          > bird
    Description
    Ornithological study of the Barred antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus, native to Central and South America. Side view, posed on a tree branch.

    Plate 16 from The zoological miscellany; being a description of new, or interesting animals, by William Elford Leach, volume 1 (London, 1815). The author describes the bird within the text: “Inhabits Cayenne. At the request of an ornithological friend, I have introduced this species, in order to point out, the distinctions between it and Lanius naevius, which is figured in the following plate.”

    The plate is inscribed: “Drawn Engraved & Published by R. P. Nodder 1814.”

    William Elford Leach (1790-1836) British naturalist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1816.
    Associated place
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.10214
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