C1811

Blue-Bellied Parrakeet

Artist:

Moses Griffith (1747 - 1819)

First Capture May 1770 Tupaia caught a rainbow lorikeet and took it abroad Cook’s Endeavour as a pet. It survived, outliving it’s owner who died on 26th December, 1770. First description 3rd November 1774 This bird was brought over by … Read Full Description

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S/N: GZSNH-059-BI-AA–183611
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Full Title:

Blue-Bellied Parrakeet

Date:

C1811

Artist:

Moses Griffith (1747 - 1819)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

115mm 
x 210mm
AUTHENTICITY
Blue-Bellied Parrakeet - Antique Print from 1811

Genuine antique
dated:

1811

Description:

First Capture May 1770 Tupaia caught a rainbow lorikeet and took it abroad Cook’s Endeavour as a pet. It survived, outliving it’s owner who died on 26th December, 1770.

First description 3rd November 1774 This bird was brought over by Joseph Banks. Botany Bay Peter Brown. Sighting by First Fleeters April 1788 We likewise saw several Blue-Bellied Parrot. This is a very beautiful bird and is very common species in various parts of New Holland and in great plenty both at Botany Bay and Port Jackson. Port Jackson John White.

Modern common names Rainbow Lorikeet, Coconut Lory, Red-collared Lorikeet, Blue-bellied Lorikeet, Blue Mountain Lorikeet.

Modern binomial name Trichoglossus haematodus

First described Linnaeus 1771

Distribution Australia wide

Reference Reader’s Digest Book of Birds 2nd ed 1986 Page: 286, ill.286

From George Shaw’s, General Zoology or Systematic Natural History.

Artist:

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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