Hoopoe

    Date
    1668
    Creator
    Unknown, Artist
    Object type
    Library reference
    RCN32806
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 251mm
    width (print): 240mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Zoology
          > Ornithology
    Biology
       > Natural history
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
          > bird
    Description
    Ornithological study of the Hoopoe Upupa epops, side view, shown perched on a tree stump.

    Plate from Onomasticon zoicon, plerorumque animalum differentias & nomina propria…., by Walter Charleton, (London, James Allestry, 1668), pp.92/93. The plate is inscribed above: ‘Upupa. pag 93.’

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

    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.13063
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