1. Ceyx Azurea. Azure Three-toed Kings-fisher. 2. Ceyx Tridactyla. Three-toed Kings-fisher

Title: 1. Ceyx Azurea. Azure Three-toed Kings-fisher. 2. Ceyx Tridactyla. Three-toed Kings-fisher
Date: C1826
Artist: Sir William Jardine, 7th Baronet of Applegirth (1800-1874)
Image Size: 265mm x 210mm (10.43" x 8.27")
Technique: Copper engraving with original hand colouring
Condition: In good condition.
Stock Number: IOOR 055 BI AA (NPAY) (C103)
36047
Price: $A 275
Description:

Superb engravings of the Asure and Oriental dwarf kingfishers.

Common name: Azure kingfisher
Modern binomial name: Ceyx azureus
First described: Latham 1801
Distribution Australia wide


Common name: Oriental dwarf kingfisher, black-backed kingfisher or three-toed kingfisher
Modern binomial name: Ceyx erithaca
First described: Linnaeus 1758
Distribution Australia wide

Reference Readers Digest Book of Birds 2nd ed 1986 Page: 348, ill. 348

From Prideaux John Selby (1788-1867) Illustrations of Ornithology.

Biography:

Sir William Jardine, 7th Baronet of Applegirth (1800-1874)

Jardine was a Scottish naturalist best known for the series The Naturalist's Library.

Jardine was one of the founders of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club, and contributed to the founding of the Ray Society. Ornithology was his primary interest but he also studied ichthyology, botany and geology. His private natural history museum and library are said to have been the finest in Britain. One of Jardine's greatest contributions was making natural history available to all levels of Victorian society by making the The Naturalist's Library (1833-1843) affordable as possible.