image charleton w_onomasticon_p81_82
Image number: RS.13060
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Flycatcher

Date

1668

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 232mm
width (print): 170mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ornithology
Biology
   > Natural history

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > bird

Description

Ornithological study of a flycatcher of the family Ficedula, probably the European pied flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca. The bird is shown perched on a branch, head inclined to the body.

Plate from Onomasticon zoicon, plerorumque animalum differentias & nomina propria…., by Walter Charleton, (London, James Allestry, 1668), pp.80/81. The plate is inscribed above: ‘Ficedula. pag 81

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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   > Europe
      > United Kingdom