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Rifle-bird -- Ptilóris paradíseus.

Image ID: 820185

Rifle-bird -- Ptilóris paradíseus. (1883)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Rifle-bird -- Ptilóris paradíseus.


: Coleman, W. S. (William Stephen), 1829-1904 -- Artist
Dalziel Brothers -- Engraver

Published Date

: 1883

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 15 x 15 cm. (6 x 6 in.)


: Printed on border: "The first sub-family is that of the plume birds, or Epimachinae, containing some very beautiful species, all of exotic birth, and inhabiting Australia, New Holland, New Guinea, and the neighboring islands. The Ptiloris, or rifle-bird, is, according to Gould, the most gorgeous of all the Australian birds." Includes additional text.

Original Source

: From New illustrated natural history. Routledge, 1883) Wood, J. G. (John George) (1827-1889), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Birds -- bird of paradise

Source Description

: 1 folder (23 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 820185

Record ID

: 692875

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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