image charleton w_onomasticon_pp76_77
Image number: RS.13059
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Pin-tailed sandgrouse

Date

1668

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 232mm
width (print): 255mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ornithology
Biology
   > Natural history

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > bird

Description

Ornithological study of the Pin-tailed sandgrouse Pterocles alchata, side view, shown in a natural setting.

Plate from Onomasticon zoicon, plerorumque animalum differentias & nomina propria…., by Walter Charleton, (London, James Allestry, 1668), pp.76/77. The plate is inscribed above: ‘pag 77 Alchata’.

The accompanying text states that the bird is: ‘a small wild Pidgeon, in the colour of his Feathers resembling a Partridge, frequent about Montpelier in France’.

Walter Charleton (1620-1707), British physician and natural philosopher, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1661.

Associated place

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      > United Kingdom