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Breeds in the lowland tundra of Siberia and migrates during the northern winter to Africa, Australia and India. 

Gould was aware that it was a highly transitory bird and that there was little difference between the birds collected in Australia and the birds he was familiar with in Europe with the exception that the seasonal changes in plumage occurred at opposite times of the year.

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.

SCHOENICLUS SUBARQUATUS. [Calidris ferruginea. Curlew Sandpiper.]

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