image latham j_supplement_1787_plate 116
Image number: RS.17535
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Cream-coloured plover’

Date

1787

Creator

John Latham (1740-1837, British), Naturalist

Object type

Library reference

48050

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 244mm
width (print): 190mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ornithology
Biology
   > Natural history

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > bird

Description

Ornithological study of the Cream-coloured courser (Cursorius cursor) a wading bird native to North Africa and the Canary Islands. The specimen is shown standing on flat greenery.

Plate 116 from the Supplement to the general synopsis of birds, by John Latham (London, Leigh & Sotheby, 1787). The plate is inscribed above ‘Pl. CXVI’; and below ‘Cream-coloured Plover.’

In the associated description, the author states: ‘A bird of this curious and singular species was shot near St. Alban’s, in East Kent, the feat of William Hammond, Esq., who presented it to me…’

John Latham (1740-1837) British surgeon and naturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1775.

Associated place

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