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Corncrake (Crex crex)

Painting of a short brown bird with light blue streak down face and neck, tan and brown spotted back, copper wing with white spots, leg and under tail with tan stripes. No background. Inscription at bottom centre reads, "Land-rail or Corn-cra...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)

Painting of a long bird with grey head and back, black and white striped belly. Wings and tail are grey with teal, copper, and white accents. Mouth is open, no background. Inscription at bottom centre reads, "Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)."

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Scaly, or White's thrush (Zoothera dauma)

Brown bird with white belly, speckled all over, white throat and faint black circle around eye. Background is well articulated, with natural foreground of plants, trees in the centre background and a temple in the distant left.

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Painting of a brown speckled bird in winter plumage, with black and white speckled belly. Standing on beige ground with pink and white flowering vine wrapping around the ground. Inscription at bottom right reads, "Starling (winter plumage) (S...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Great-eared nightjar (Eurostopodus macrotis)

Painting of a gold, brown, and black speckled bird perched on a branch, with bold colours and patterns all over long body and tail. Black face and chest, with white bib, and open mouth/intense expression. Inscription at bottom centre reads, "...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

White-bellied drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens)

Painting of a dark, red-eyed bird with lighter chest and white belly. No background. Large number of very faint pencilled notes on front in lower left and upper right hand corners.

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Eastern ringed plover (Charadrius hiaticula)

Painting of a white and grey bird with striping on head and chest. White belly and grey back and wings with black edging. Plover standing on beige ground with bright green leaves, darker seaweed, and two shells.

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

Common iora (Aegithina tiphia)

Round yellow bird with darker back, black tail, and black and white striped wings. The bird is perched amidst a finely, fully articulated and painted section of a plant with long leaves and bundles of small light flowers. Background unique in Gwil...

Gwillim, Elizabeth, 1763-1807

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