C1886

Leadbeater’s Cockatoo.

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 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Leadbeater’s Cockatoo.

Date:

C1886

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

100mm 
x 142mm
AUTHENTICITY
Leadbeater's Cockatoo. - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

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 &Leadneater’s Cockatoo

Modern binomial name Lophochroa leadbeateri

First described Vigors 1831

Distribution Australia wide (mainland).

Reference Reader’s Digest Book of Birds 1982 second edition Page: 281, ill.

Cayley Neville (1853 - 1903)

Neville Cayley (1853-1903) Born in England, Cayley was noted for his superb paintings of birds which he exhibited both in Australia and internationally. In 1892, he was awarded a gold medal at the Chicago Exposition for his paintings of Australian birds. Amusingly, when he travelled around the Australian countryside in search of new species of birds to draw, Cayley would often pay his hosts by painting pictures. Alongside the well-known British ornithologist John Gould, Cayley inspired many colonial settlers to take an interest in native Australian birds. He is represented in numerous institutional collections.

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