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Image number: RS.13085
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Biak paradise kingfisher and Lesser Antillean pewee

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: 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

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      > France