Digitised Image

[Tempsky, Gustavus Ferdinand von], 1828-1868:The Queen Curasow. 1856]

Reference Number: A-198-038

Drawing a female Great Curassow, a large pheasant like bird with foward-curling feathers (barred with black & white) on its head, vermiculated black head and black, reddish brown and cinnamon plumage barred with white and black, and cinnamon coloured underparts. The long blackish brown tail is barred white. There is a blackish brown knob on the bill and the tip is yellow.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Natural history drawings and Watercolours, related to Central America, Birds - Central America and Cracidae.

Part of:
[Tempsky, Gustavus Ferdinand von] 1828-1868, attributed works:[Central American birds 1856?], Reference Number A-198-025/046 (18 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour, 176 x 226 mm. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: The Queen Curasow (ink). Page 348 (pencil); Recto - beneath image: Oct 2 1856; Recto - top right: 21. Crox - [female symbol] - ?

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