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Birds 61-90

61 (Minaggio 88) In spite of the label this is not a Godwit but a generic sandpiper (Scolopacidae) created by combining feathers, beak and feet from several different species.

62 (Minaggio 92) This Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) in summer plumage is well preserved except for the missing outer half of its bill.

63 (Minaggio 95) The male Ruff (Phylomachus pugnax) on the left is missing the tip of the beak and one claw. The Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) on the right is missing some of its wing feathers.

64 (Minaggio 96) These both appear to be composites of feathers from different birds. The one on the right is a generic sandpiper whi1e the one on the left is probably intended to represent a Redshank (Tringa totanus).

65 (Minaggio 93) This Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is missing most of its beak and facial feathers but the rest of the body is in excel1ent condition.

66 (Minaggio 85) A Little, or Least, Tern (Sterna albifrons) flying over a landscape with trees, a rushing stream and several hill-top buildings. It is extremely unusual to see illustrations from this early a date showing birds in any other than a standing position.

67 (Minaggio 138) The Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) in breeding plumage is in excellent condition.

68 (Minaggio 137) A juvenile Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) in excellent condition.

69 (Minaggio 141) Although the label states "Rock Dove origin of our pigeon" this bird is actually a descendant, which has reverted to the wi1d state, of the domestic Rock Dove (Columba livia). It is well preserved except for a couple of feathers missing below the eye.

70 (Minaggio 25) The right foot and beak are badly damaged and part of a tail feather is missing, but the head of this Rock Dove (Columba livia) is surprisingly well-preserved considering the damage to this portion of the background paper.

71 (Minaggio 27) There is a cinnamon-coloured domestic Pigeon (Columba) on the ground and a European Jay (Garrulus glanderius) in the tree.

72 (Minaggio 48) There is some slight damage to the neck feathers of this Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus).

73 (Minaggio 43) There is a Turtledove (Streptopelia turtur) on the upper branch of a tree and a smaller Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) on the lower branch.

74 (Minaggio 50) A white Collared Dove known as (Streptopelia decaocto) in a tree overlooking a belfry and a crenellated tower.

75 (Minaggio 45) The Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) is missing the tip of its beak.

76 (Minaggio 44) This Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) in a tree overlooking a field of flowers is missing its bill and some head feathers.

77 (Minaggio 146) This Barn Owl (Tyto alba) has suffered some minor damage to the feathers around the eye and at the base of the beak.

78 (Minaggio 148) The Little Owl (Athene noctua) on the upper branch has lost most of its head-feathers. The Blackbird (Turdus merula) on the 1ower left has also lost several feathers from its head.

79 (Minaggio 147) There is slight damage to the feathers of the crest and the base of the beak of this Long-eared Owl (Asio otus). The trees bear dried fig and willow leaves, some of which have disintegrated, leaving the underlying outline drawing visible.

80 (Minaggio 150) This Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) attached to a perch by the jesses on its legs, is the only bird in the collection shown full face rather than in profile. There is some damage to the right foot and to the feathers on the right side of the head.

81 (Minaggio 41) This Amazon Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala oratrix) has lost most of its head feathers. The landscape shows a tree, a stream and the remains of a clothesline from which a shirt and an apron are hanging.

82 (Minaggio 46) A Parrot (Amazona ochrocephala oratrix) in a tree, the fruit of which is made from parrot feathers. There is some damage to the beak and the feathers of the head. Minaggio has mistakenly shown three claws on the right foot of the bird facing forward when actually only two do so.

83 (Minaggio 56) This shows a Roller (Coracias garrulus) in a tree.

84 (Minaggio 26) There is a Hoopoe (Upupa epops) in the tree and a Chicken (Gal1us gallus), possibly a Bantam, on the ground.

85 (Minaggio 39) This is the second of two examples (see also Fig. 66, Minaggio 85) showing a bird flying. The Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), flying over a village scene, is missing most of its beak.

86 (Minaggio 69) There is a Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) on the right branch of the tree and a Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) on the left.

87 (Minaggio 65) The female Greater Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus major) on the upper branch has suffered some damage to the head feathers and beak. The male on the lower branch is in very good condition although the end of its tail is covered by the matte frame.

88 (Minaggio 28) There is a Pigeon (Columba) on the ground and a female Greater Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopus major) in the tree.

89 (Minaggio 66) A male Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) confronts a snake in the same tree.

90 (Minaggio 68) A male Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) probes for insects with its tongue.