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Brown sickle-bill bird-of-paradise (Epimachus meyeri) with Arhopala sp, Papua New Guinea, 1917 [picture] / Ellis Rowan
Bib ID 2687390
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Rowan, Ellis, 1848-1922
 
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Description 1917 
1 painting : watercolour ; 76.0 x 55.7 cm. 
Series

Flower and bird paintings.

Notes

Watercolour signed by artist.

Ellis Rowan Papuan Collection 275/221.

Condition: Good.

Also called: "Gorget bird of paradise".

"Found in the high mossed forests of the main New Guinean cordillera where it announces its presence with a machine-gun-like burst of staccato notes. The tree in which they are perched - a lowland Nanclea or Gardenia - is an artefact. Two males."--Accompanying notes.

Title based on information from ornithologist from the CSIRO. See acquisition file number NLA/15115.

"Common name, an 'Oak Blue'. Lycaenidae. Family of Blues."--Accompanying note from ornithologist from the CSIRO.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-138748316

R1948.

Subjects Birds of paradise -- Papua New Guinea -- Pictorial works.  |  Birds -- Papua New Guinea -- Pictorial works.  |  Lycaenidae -- Papua New Guinea -- Identification -- Pictorial works.  |  Lycaenidae -- Papua New Guinea -- Pictorial works.  |  Butterflies -- Papua New Guinea -- Pictorial works.  |  Picture -- Ellis Rowan.

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