‘Radiated falcon’

    Date
    1802
    Creator
    John Latham (1740 - 1837, British) , Naturalist
    Object type
    Library reference
    48050
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 242mm
    width (print): 180mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Zoology
          > Ornithology
    Biology
       > Natural history
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
          > bird
    Description
    Ornithological study of the Red goshawk (Erythrotriorchis radiatus) a bird native to Australia. Shown perched on the branch of a tree stump.

    Plate 121 from the Supplement. II. to the general synopsis of birds, by John Latham (London, Leigh, Sotheby & Son, 1802). The plate is inscribed above ‘Pl. CXXI.’; and below ‘Radiated Falcon. Publishd as the Act directs May 30, 1801, by Leigh, Sotheby & Son, York Street, Covent Garden.’

    In the associated description, the author states: ‘This inhabits New Holland, but is probably a scarce species, only one having been met with, which was found nailed to the side of a barn.

    John Latham (1740-1837) British surgeon and naturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1775.
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.17546
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