C1811

Australasian Channel Bill.

Artist:

Moses Griffith (1747 - 1819)

The Channel-billed Cuckoo, is the worlds largest cuckoo and often incorrectly described as a Hornbill, due it’s large beak. Modern common names Channel-billed Cuckoo, Storm Bird, Fig Hawk and Flood Bird. Modern binomial name Scythrops novaehollandiae First described Latham 1790 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Australasian Channel Bill.

Date:

C1811

Artist:

Moses Griffith (1747 - 1819)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

120mm 
x 190mm
AUTHENTICITY
Australasian Channel Bill. - Antique Print from 1811

Genuine antique
dated:

1811

Description:

The Channel-billed Cuckoo, is the worlds largest cuckoo and often incorrectly described as a Hornbill, due it’s large beak.

Modern common names Channel-billed Cuckoo, Storm Bird, Fig Hawk and Flood Bird.

Modern binomial name Scythrops novaehollandiae

First described Latham 1790

Distribution WA, NT, QLD & NSW

Reference Reader’s Digest Book of Birds 2nd ed 1986 Page: p.326, ill.326

From Shaw’s General Zoology or Systematic Natural History.

Biography:

Moses Griffith (1747-1819)

Water-colour painter with no formal training but in 1769 he was engaged by Thomas Pennant who in discovering his aptitude as a draughtsman employed him to illustrate his tours. He then provided a number of illustrations for Pennant’s, Genera of Birds.

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