Biak paradise kingfisher and Lesser Antillean pewee

    Date
    1866
    Creator
    J Huet (French) , Lithographer
    Object type
    Library reference
    RCN8171
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 294mm
    width (print): 225mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Zoology
          > Ornithology
    Biology
       > Natural history
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
          > bird
    Description
    Ornithological studies: figure 1 the Biak paradise kingfisher Tanysiptera riedrlii, a bird native to Biak island, Indonesia; and figure 2 the Lesser Antillean pewee Contopus latirostris (here styled Myiobius latirostris) a bird native to the Caribbean. Both birds are shown on a tree branch.

    Plate 3 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.III.’ Inscribed below: ‘TANYSIPTERA RIEDELII. J. Verr. 2. MYIOBIUS LATIROSTRIS. J. Verr. J. Huet lith. Imp. Becquet, Paris.’

    Jules Pierre Verreaux (1807-1873) French botanist and ornithologist.
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > France
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.13085
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