C1884

The Budgerigar. (Melopsittacus Undulatus.)

Artist:

Robert Kretschmer (1818 - 1872)

C19th engraving of the much loved Budgerigar. Common: Budgerigar Modern binomial name: Melopsittacus undulatus First described: 1805 Geoge Shaw Distribution: Australia wide. Early sightings and notes: 1805 Shaw’s first description The highly elegant species of Parrakeet represented on the present plate in its … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Budgerigar. (Melopsittacus Undulatus.)

Date:

C1884

Artist:

Robert Kretschmer (1818 - 1872)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

95mm 
x 140mm

Paper Size: 

123mm 
x 195mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Budgerigar. (Melopsittacus Undulatus.) - Antique Print from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

C19th engraving of the much loved Budgerigar.

Common: Budgerigar
Modern binomial name: Melopsittacus undulatus
First described: 1805 Geoge Shaw
Distribution: Australia wide.

Early sightings and notes:

1805 Shaw’s first description
The highly elegant species of Parrakeet represented on the present plate in its natural size, is an inhabitant of New Holland. New Holland  George Shaw

1838 First capture
On arriving at Brezi, to the
north of Liverpool Plains. in the beginning of December, I found myself
surrounded by nymbers, breeding in all the hollow spouts of the large
Eucalytpus bordering the Mokai… Liverpool Plains, N.S.W.  John Gould.

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