image nouvelles archives du museum_v2_1866_plate 2
Image number: RS.13084
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Malagasy coucal

Date

1866

Creator

J Huet (active 1860s-1870s, French), Lithographer

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 294mm
width (print): 225mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ornithology
Biology
   > Natural history

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > bird

Description

Ornithological studies of the Malagasy coucal, Centropus toulou (here styled Centropus lefresnayanus) a bird native to Madagascar. The illustration shows the male and female, with a juvenile male below.

Plate 2 accompanying the paper ‘Description de quelques oiseaux nouveaux appurtenant a la collection zoologique du Muséum’, by J Verreaux, Nouvelles archives du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle…’ v.2 (Paris, 1866); Bulletin pp.21-25.

Inscribed above: ‘Nouvelles archives du Muséum. Bulletin T.2. Pl.II.’ Inscribed below: ‘CENTROPUS LAFRESNAYANUS. J. Verr. J. Huet lith. Imp. Becquet, Paris.’

Jules Pierre Verreaux (1807-1873) French botanist and ornithologist.

Associated place

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