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First described by German naturalist Johann Gmelin in 1788, it is indigenous to Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Swallows, Martins, Finches, Siskin and Sparrows.
Golden Capped Parakeet of Brazil with a Green and Blue Parrot.
Toucan: Yellow throated Toucan from South America via Jamaica.
Tern and Gull eggs.
Blue Mountain (Swainson’s) Lory indigenous to Australia and Tasmania
Cockatoo:Lesser Lemon-Crested Cockatoo. Indigenous to Celebes (Sulawesi) and the Lesser Sundas in the Malay Archipelago.
Iceland Falcon. Falcio islandicus. Drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
Bar Tailed and Gould’s Hummingbirds.
Crimson Rosella Parrot ( Pennant’s Parakeet) indigenous to Australia.
Pintail, Teal, Garganey, Wigeon, Pochard, Duck, Eider, Goosander and Merganser.
Hummingbird: Oreopyra Calolaema.
Kiwi: Apteryx Australis
Java Sparrow. Fringilla oryzivora.
Alcids: Puffin (Coulternel) and Auk (Razorbil)l. Two species of the same characteristics as the Great Auk which was driven to extinction in 1844.
Trogon: Trogon Neoxenuts.
Splendid Parakeet named by John Gould and indigenous to Australia.
Hummingbirds: Oreopyra Leucaspis.
Collared Phesant, Java Cockrel and hen.
Rook: Corvus Frugilegus.
Owl: Brachyotus Palustris
Hawaiian Goose: After Florent Prevost, ornithologist on the voyage of La Bonite 1836-7.
Manchurian Crane. Grus montignesia. Drawn from life at the society’s Vivarium.
Wagtail: Yellow Water Wagtail perched on a stone from the Giant’s Causeway with two sides of a Walking Leaf insect.
Golden Eagle with descriptive text. Founded in 1698, the SPCK is the oldest Anglican mission and publishing house of the Church of England.
Greenland Falcon. Falcio greenlandicus. Saker Falcon. Falcio sacer. Drawn from life at the society’s Vivarium.
Redbird: Phaenicornis flammeus. Orange redbird from Southern India. With detail of beak.
Hummingbirds and Dormouse: Red Breasted and Green Throated Hummingbirds of Surinam with an English Dormouse.
Heron, Bitterns, Goose, Swan, Ducks, Gadwall and Shoveler.
African Warbler with nest. Engraved by John Pass.
Trogon: Trogon Macroura.
Black necked Swan. Cygnus nigricollis. Drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium
Great Salmon Crested Cockatoo indigenous to the Seram archipelago in Indonesia.
Fire-Backed or Crested forest pheasant of Java.
Owl: Horned Owl from Athens.
Eurasian Kingfisher with a Blue Iguana of Nevis.
Worm eating New World Warbler with a wood eating Capricorn Beetle.
Parrots: Carolina and Nonpareil Parrot. Psittacus Carolinensis and eximius.
Whitethroats, Blackcaps, Warblers, Wrens, Chiffchaffs, Sparrows, Reedling, Tits and Dipper.
Flycatcher: Golden-winged Flycatcher of Pennsylvania and a Tortoiseshell Butterfly of China.
Little Owl: Athena Noctua. Not native to Great Britain this Little Owl came down a chimney near the Tower and was kept as a pet.
Tanagars: Paradise and Blue capped Tanagars. Tanagra tatao and cynocephala.
Trochilus Gramineus, Black breasted Hummingbird native to St Domingo.
Fly catcher (Musicapa). Crested Fly catcher with nest. Engraved by John Pass.
Toucan: Green billed Toucan from Cayenne, Guiana With life size detail of bill.
Shrike: Blue Shrike and Red throated Shrike. Lanius bicolour and guttaralis.
Swift: Macropteryx longipennis. Long winged crested Swift with detail of beak and clawed feet.
Guillemots. Six types.
Quail: Chinese Fighting Quail from Nanquin with a Guernsey Sand Lizard propagated in Surrey.
Hummingbirds: Oreopyra Cinereicaud.
Hummingbird: Eupetomena Hirundo, Western Swallow-tail.
Pye: Green Pye of Ceylon
Dodo with Guinea Pig: After the life painting by Jan Savery. Edwards elegant depiction of the rather dumpy Dodo, extinct by 1662, became the basis for subsequent illustrations including that in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Northern Hummingbird pair.
Hummingbirds: Amazilia Corallirostris.
Red rumped Parakeet (Grass Parrot) indigenous to Australia.
Warbler (Motacilla). Pinc Pinc grass warbler with nest. Engraved by John Pass.
Ostrich with descriptive text. Founded in 1698, the SPCK is the oldest Anglican mission and publishing house of the Church of England.
Saker Falcon. Falcio sacer. Drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
Patagonian Penguin and Magellanic Penguin. After George Edwards. Engraved by John Pass.
Hummingbirds: Phaethornis Oseryl.
Trogon: Trogan Ardens, Rosy-breasted Trogon.
Condor: After Florent Prevost, ornithologist on the voyage of La Bonite 1836-7.
Pale headed or mealy Rosella.
Hummingbirds: Discura Longicauda.
Golden Oriole with nest. Engraved by John Pass.
Common peacock. Engraved by John Pass.
Red breasted or Mustached Parakeet. Purchased by Edwards in London from an East India ship.
Congo Grey Parrot indigenous to equatorial Africa.
Cormorant: Pelicanus Sinensis. Fishing Cormorant of China.
Hummingbirds: Phaethornis Striigularis.
Yellow Winged Pye of Guiana with the Greater Locust.
Chough: Fregilus Graculus, Red-billed Chough.
Hummingbirds: Eriocnemis Squamata.
Wall Creeper or Spider Catcher (Tichodroma muraria): With detail of the crown of the head and a tail feather quill.
Golden Monarch and Sunda flycatchers. Muscicapa chrysomela and miniata.
Brasilian Green Macaw. Pet of Lord Carpenter, drawn from life by the ‘Father of British Ornithology’.