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Common tailorbird, stinging nettle and aardvark

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Common tailorbird, stinging nettle and aardvark

Common tailorbird, Orthotomus sutorius with nest, stinging nettle, Urtica dioica, and aardvark, Orycteropus afer. Handcoloured steel engraving from Felix-Edouard Guerin-Menevilles Dictionnaire Pittoresque d Histoire Naturelle (Picturesque Dictionary of Natural History), Paris, 1834-39

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Afer Capensis Common Dhistoire Dictionary Dictionnaire Dioica Felix Edouard Guerin Meneville Naturelle Nest Nettle Ornithology Pittoresque Rufa Stinging Urtica Aardvark Tailorbird


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This intriguing hand-colored steel engraving, taken from Felix-Edouard Guerin-Meneville's "Dictionnaire Pittoresque d'Histoire Naturelle" (Picturesque Dictionary of Natural History), published in Paris between 1834 and 1839, captures a unique moment in the natural world. At the center of the image, a Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius), also known as the African Tailorbird or Rufous Tailorbird, is depicted perched on a delicate nest woven from plant fibers and grasses, skillfully camouflaged among the foliage. The bird's vibrant plumage, with its rufous breast and black mask, stands out against the lush green background. To the left of the Tailorbird, a stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) plant is shown in full bloom. Its distinctive leaves, covered in tiny hairs that release histamine when touched, are a testament to its defensive mechanism against herbivores. The nettle's tall, slender stems and small, greenish-yellow flowers add a beautiful contrast to the rich greens of the forest. In the lower right corner of the engraving, an Aardvark (Orycteropus afer), a nocturnal, burrowing mammal, is shown digging in the earth with its powerful claws. The Aardvark, native to Africa, is known for its long, sticky tongue, which it uses to capture ants and termites from their nests. This image not only showcases the intricate details of these three diverse species but also highlights the delicate balance and interconnectedness of the natural world. The Common Tailorbird's nest, built among the stinging nettles, and the Aardvark's foraging habits demonstrate the various ways in which different organisms coexist and thrive in their environments.

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