Item 853 - Common Loon

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Common Loon

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Common Loon, Great Northern Loon

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Gavia immer

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  • Source of title proper: Caption title.
  • Parallel titles and other title information: Title from Mousley: Gavia immer

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CA RBD MSG BW002-853

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    Edwards, George, 1694-1773

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1 watercolour painting ; 56 x 39 cm + 1 leaf

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Drawing of a Common Loon--also known as a Great Northern Loon--from a 18th century specimen [modern geographical distribution: North America and Europe. Attributed to Edwards, George, 1694-1773].

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Manuscript note on front of drawing: Common loon (Gavia immer) [Measurement scale]

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Manuscript note on back of drawing: Ths Bird came to from C Wager from the West Indies. The scale shows the size it is I believe undescribed.

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Scientific name: Gavia immer

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With manuscript text on accompanying leaf.

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Birds Volume 15, Painting 37

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  • Volume: Birds v.15 (of 16)