The 'gold-winged wood-pecker' and the 'chesnut-oak' by Mark Catesby

The 'gold-winged wood-pecker' and the 'chesnut-oak'

Mark Catesby

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Product details The 'gold-winged wood-pecker' and the 'chesnut-oak'

The 'gold-winged wood-pecker' and the 'chesnut-oak'

Mark Catesby

'Picus major alis aureis', the gold-winged wood-pecker, perched on a branch of 'Quercus castaneae foliis', the chesnut oak (Catesby's identifications; modern scientific names: Colaptes auratus, the northern flicker; Quercus michauxii, the swamp chestnut oak). Plate 18 from volume I of The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, by Mark Catesby (London, 1731). Mark Catesby was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1733.

Original: etching. 1731

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