C1865

Leadbeater's Cockatoo (Cacasua Leadbeateri.)

C19th engraving of the Major Mitchell Cockatoo by named in honour of Major Sir Thomas Mitchell, who wrote, “Few birds more enliven the monotonous hues of the Australian forest than this beautiful species whose pink-coloured wings and flowing crest might … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Leadbeater’s Cockatoo (Cacasua Leadbeateri.)

Date:

C1865

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

110mm 
x 150mm
AUTHENTICITY
Leadbeater's Cockatoo (Cacasua Leadbeateri.) - Antique Print from 1865

Genuine antique
dated:

1865

Description:

C19th engraving of the Major Mitchell Cockatoo by named in honour of Major Sir Thomas Mitchell, who wrote, “Few birds more enliven the monotonous hues of the Australian forest than this beautiful species whose pink-coloured wings and flowing crest might have embellished the air of a more voluptuous region.”

Common names: Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo & Leadbeater’s Cockatoo
Binomial name: Lophochroa leadbeateri
First described: Vigors 1831
Distribution: Australia wide (mainland).

Reference Reader’s Digest Book of Birds1982 second edition Page: 281, ill.

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

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