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Paradise kingfisher, Victorias riflebird and extinct huia. 1855 (lithograph)

Paradise kingfisher, Victorias riflebird and extinct huia. 1855 (lithograph)


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Paradise kingfisher, Victorias riflebird and extinct huia. 1855 (lithograph)

7237109 Paradise kingfisher, Victorias riflebird and extinct huia. 1855 (lithograph) by Bauerrichter, (fl.c.1855); Private Collection; (add.info.: Numfor paradise kingfisher, Tanysiptera carolinae 1, Victorias riflebird, Lophorina victoriae 2, and extinct huia or New Zealand wattlebird, Heteralocha acutirostris 3. Tanysiptera dea, Ptiloris victoriae, Neomorpha gouldii. Handcoloured lithograph by Bauerrichter from Adam Whites Popular History of Birds, Lowell Reeve, Covent Garden, London, 1855.); © Florilegius

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This lithograph from 1855 showcases the beauty and diversity of bird species, featuring the Paradise kingfisher, Victorias riflebird, and extinct huia. The artwork was created by Bauerrichter, a talented artist who flourished during the mid-19th century. In this print, we see three distinct birds depicted in intricate detail. The Numfor paradise kingfisher (Tanysiptera carolinae) is shown with its vibrant blue plumage and long beak. Next to it is the striking Victorias riflebird (Lophorina victoriae), known for its elaborate courtship display and glossy black feathers. Lastly, we have the extinct huia or New Zealand wattlebird (Heteralocha acutirostris), a tragic reminder of species lost forever. The hand-colored lithograph brings these avian wonders to life with precision and artistry. It was originally featured in Adam White's Popular History of Birds, a renowned publication that aimed to educate readers about various bird species. This image not only celebrates the natural beauty found in our world but also serves as an important historical document capturing species that are no longer with us. Through this lithograph, we can appreciate both the scientific value of studying birds and their aesthetic appeal. Displayed within private collections today, this rare print continues to inspire awe and wonderment among viewers as they marvel at nature's incredible creations captured on paper over a century ago.

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