Coloured etching. 275 x 225mm. 10¾ x 9".
A handsome portrait, in fine contemporary colour, of the Musk Lorikeet. These birds are only found in south-eastern Australia, being widespread in eastern New South Wales, all regions of Victoria and in the south-east of South Australia. Musk Lorikeets live in tall, open, dry forest and woodlands, dominated by eucalypts and are usually found in the canopy. Plate 34 (as numbered upper right) to Volume 1 of 'Illustrations of Ornithology by Sir W. Jardine, Bart., and Prideaux John Selby, with the co-operation of J. E. Bicheno, J. G. Children, T. Hardwicke, T. Horsfield, R. Jameson, Sir T. S. Raffles, N. A. Vigors.' Published in Edinburgh by Daniel Lizars in 2 vols c.1830. Offered with titlepage.
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