image latham j_supplement_1787_plate 118
Image number: RS.17537
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Red-necked grebe’

Date

1787

Creator

John Latham (1740-1837, British), Naturalist

Object type

Library reference

48050

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ornithology
Biology
   > Natural history

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > bird

Description

Ornithological study of the Red-necked grebe (Podiceps grisegena) an aquatic bird of the northern hemisphere. The illustration places the bird on a reedy shoreline.

Plate 118 from the Supplement to the general synopsis of birds, by John Latham (London, Leigh & Sotheby, 1787). The plate is inscribed above ‘Pl. CXVIII’; and below ‘Red-necked Grebe.’

In the associated description, the author states: ‘I received a perfect specimen of the male of this bird from Major Hammond, who informed me, that the end of April, the year 1786, two of them alighted in a farm-yard, near his house in East Kent, and were taken alive.’

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

Associated place

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