Ixos Haemorrhous - (Gmelin).

Date Created

1856

Identifier

Hocken Collections Bliss Oversize - KWV P
s39

Subject

Publisher

Washington : A.O.P. Nicholson, printer.

Description

"In Mr Heine's notes we find the following in reference to this bird: 'I found this species in various places around Macao. Like nearly all the other birds, it had retired to the rocky hills, where it hopped gaily from bough to bough, or flitted from rock to rock, sometimes solitary, but frequently in pairs. Its movements were short, and sometimes eccentric. When anything unusual attracted its attention, it raised its crest, and looked at the object with an expression of intense curiosity.' The figure in our plate is of the size of life, and represents the adult male" (Perry, 1856, v.II, 241).

Contributor

Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 1794-1858

Format

Intaglio prints
Engravings

Medium

Hand-painted print

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Provenance

Thomas Morland Hocken.

Source

Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853 and 1854, under the command of Commmodore M.C. Perry, United States navy / by order of the government of the United States (Washington : A.O.P. Nicholson, printer, 1856), v.II. facing p. 241.

Is Part Of

Narrative of the expedition of an American squadron to the China seas and Japan, performed in the years 1852, 1853 and 1854, under the command of Commmodore M.C. Perry, United States navy.

Files

s39.jpg

Collection

Citation

Hitchcock, William E., ca. 1823-ca. 1880, “Ixos Haemorrhous - (Gmelin).,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed July 25, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6043.