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Indian, black, red-headed or Pondicherry vulture (Sarcogyps calvus)

Mounted light watercolour sketch of a vulture, with pink head and legs painted very lightly. Not life-sized, no background. Inscription at bottom centre reads, "Black, King, or Pondicherry Vulture (Otogyps calvus)." Another pencilled in ...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Baillon's, or Tiny, crake (Porzana pusilla)

Painting of a small, reddish brown bird with pale, striped belly, back and wings with darker spots and edges. Minimal background of flat brown dirt, large grey rock, and very few plants. Inscription in bottom centre reads, "Eastern Bailon...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Blue-breasted banded rail (Rallus striatus)

Painting in matte of a small bird with pale face, neck, and chest, with pink-red eyes and (back of) neck, back is speckled warm brown, belly and wings are stripped pale grey/blue and brown. No background. Inscription in bottom centre reads, "...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Banded crake (Rallina eurizonoides)

Painting of a small light brown bird with black and white striped belly. No background. Inscription at bottom centre reads, "Banded crake (Rallina superciliaris)." Another at bottom right reads, "Rallus."

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Pheasant-tailed jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus)

Painting of a maroon coloured bird with long, black tipped tail feathers, with a white head and wings, and very long, thin claws. Painted on a light tan wash background, minimal shading and only a few light brushes of foliage. Inscription in bott...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Bronze-winged jacana (Metopidius indicus)

Painting of a small bird with tan body, indigo head with white eye mark, purple on the back of neck, and red on the back, with very long, thin claws. Painted on a light tan wash background, no features. Inscription at bottom left: "Bronze-win...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

White-breasted water hen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)

Painting of a waterbird with light black back and bright orange under-tail and white breast, with bright spot of orange on top of beak. Long extended claws at shoreline, partial background of water and reed plants. Inscription in bottom left reads...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Eastern collared, or Oriental, pratincole (Glareola maldivarum)

Painting of a small brown-grey bird with black wing and tail tips, black-lined bib on white chest. Partial background of rocks and plants close to body of the bird. Inscriptions at bottom left reads, "Large Indian Pratincole (Glareola Orienta...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

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