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Gould had trouble with this species and assigned the colour variants to different species. He called this specimen, obtained near Port Stephens, the Sombre Egret when in fact it is a darker variant of the Pacific Reef Heron.

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. MINT. 

 

Acquired from the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada.

HERODIAS PANNOSUS : Gould. [Egretta sacra. Pacific Reef Heron or Egret.]

AU$450.00Price
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