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Nests of the streaked fantail warbler, Cisticola juncidis, and reed warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Nests of the streaked fantail warbler, Cisticola juncidis, and reed warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus


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Nests of the streaked fantail warbler, Cisticola juncidis, and reed warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus

6338773 Nests of the streaked fantail warbler, Cisticola juncidis, and reed warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus by Fries, Adolph (1774-1840) (after); (add.info.: Nests of the streaked fantail warbler, Cisticola juncidis, and reed warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus. Nids de Fauvelles. Copied from an illustration by Adolph Fries in Felix-Edouard Guerin-Menevilles Dictionnaire Pittoresque d Histoire Naturelle, Paris. Handcoloured steel engraving printed by F. Chardon from Achille Comtes Musee d Histoire Naturelle, Museum of Natural History, Gustave Hazard, Paris, 1854.); © Florilegius

Media ID 25140194

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Achille Comte Adolph Fries Chardon Aine Copy Felix Edouard Guerin Meneville Gustave Hazard Marsh Musee D Histoire Naturelle Museum Of Natural History Nest Nests Plagiarism Printer Reeds Steel Engraving Warbler Acrocephalus Scirpaceus Cisticola Juncidis Reed Warbler


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This print showcases the intricate nests of two bird species, the streaked fantail warbler (Cisticola juncidis) and the reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus). The image, a reproduction of an illustration by Adolph Fries in Felix-Edouard Guerin-Meneville's Dictionnaire Pittoresque d'Histoire Naturelle, offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of these avian architects. The handcoloured steel engraving, printed by F. Chardon from Achille Comte's Musee d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris in 1854, captures every delicate detail of these remarkable nests. Nestled amidst lush reeds and marshes, they serve as safe havens for both species during their breeding seasons. The composition highlights not only the beauty but also the diversity found within nature. The streaked fantail warbler's nest exhibits a compact structure with meticulous weaving techniques that provide protection against predators and harsh weather conditions. In contrast, the reed warbler's nest appears more open and loosely constructed to accommodate its larger size. This print is a testament to the skillful craftsmanship displayed by these small birds as they create homes that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. It serves as a reminder of nature's ingenuity and inspires us to appreciate even the tiniest creatures' contributions to our ecosystem. Bridgeman Images' Fine Art Finder has preserved this exquisite piece of ornithological artistry for all enthusiasts of zoology and natural history to admire.

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