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A migratory wader that breeds in the Northern hemisphere's spring and summer. It winters in Africa, South Asia and Australia.

Gould and his collectors were unaware that the bird was a migratory visitor to Australia.

The original letterpress description accompanies this lithograph.


Published in The Birds of Australia. 1840-1848.


Author. John Gould.


Artist. John Gould and Henry Richter.


Lithograph. Original hand colour.


Paper size. 545 mm x 365 mm.


Condition. EXCELLENT.


Acquired from the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada.

ACTITIS EMPUSA : Gould. [Actitis hypoleucos. Common Sandpiper.]

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