Hand-colored lithographic plate, 9.25 inches wide by 12 inches long. From: Sharpe, Richard Bowdler. XVI. - On the Birds collected by Professor J. B. Steere in the Philippine Archipelago. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 2nd series, Zoology, vol. 1, part 6, plate 51, lithographer J.G. Kuelemans. The top bird is a Irena tweeddalii, now Irena puella tweedalei, or Asian Fairy-Bluebird. The bottom bird is the Irena melanochlamys, now Irena cyanogaster cyangaster, or Philippine Fairy-Bluebird. This is original hand-coloring, but the bird model used for the coloring was incorrect. Small tear to top right hand corner, near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Irena tweeddalii and I. melanochlamys (Fairy...
Publisher: London: Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, . First edition.
Publication Date: 1876
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