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Birds 31-60

31 (Minaggio 151) The upper bird is a Merlin (Falco columbarius) in very good condition. The Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) on the lower branch has lost many head and neck feathers.

32 (Minaggio 152) Except for some minor damage to the feathers under the eye, this female Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) is in excellent condition.

33 (Minaggio 112) The head and neck of this juvenile Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) on a flowering branch are in very poor condition.

34 (Minaggio 144) This Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) has lost part of one tai1 feather and most of its head feathers. The rest of the bird, including the beak and feet, is in excellent condition.

35 (Minaggio 155) Although suffering minor damage to the neck and a few of the body feathers, this Hobby (Falco subbbuteo) is otherwise well preserved. The landscape shows a waterfall flowing through a crenellated building down to a mil1 and bridge, as well as a church with belfry, and a fortress with a tower. Along with the mil1 and bridge at the bottom of the stream are two other houses.

36 (Minaggio 116) A male Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) sits on the upper branch and a Siskin (Carduelis spinus) on the lower branch of a tree overlooking a soldier standing guard on a road leading to a church.

37 (Minaggio 21) In spite of the missing tail feather, this is a very attractive Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) in winter plumage.

38 (Minaggio 49) A Hazel Hen (Tetrastes bonasia) also called Bonasia bonasia) sits in a tree.

39 (Minaggio 16) A male Black Cock, a1so known as a B1ack Grouse (Lyrurus tetrix) also called Tetrao tetrix). The head has suffered extensive damage.

40 (Minaggio 22) Although labelled "Grey Hen", this is in fact a female Black Grouse (Lyrurus tetrix).

41 (Minaggio 23) A male Black Cock (Lyrurus tetrix).

42 (Minaggio 19) Although labelled French Partridge, this is actually a male Rock Partridge or Chukor (Alectoris graeca, also called Alectoris saxatilis).

43 (Minaggio 18) The Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) in the tree is severely damaged whereas the Red-legged, or French, Partridge (Alectoris rufa) on the ground has lost only a few feathers between the beak and the eye.

44 (Minaggio 20) This perfectly preserved Partridge (Perdix perdix) has not suffered any damage to the feather portions of the picture, in spite of the deterioration to the upper left quarter of the background paper.

45 (Minaggio 17) Both the Partridge (Perdix perdix) on the ground and the Corn Bunting (Emberiza calendra, also called Miliaria calendra), on the tree have suffered damage to their beaks and head feathers.

46 (Minaggio 15) The large Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) on the lower branch and the Short-toed Tree Creeper (Certhia brachydactyla) on the upper branch have suffered extensive damage as have the feathers forming the tree.

47 (Minaggio 29) The Rooster (Gallus gallus) has some damaged tail feathers and a severely deteriorated head region.

48 (Minaggio 30) This Hen (Gallus gallus) has extensive damage to the head feathers.

49 (Minaggio 31) As well as serious damage to the head region, this Capon (Gallus gallus) has lost part of one foot and several feathers throughout the body and tail.

50 (Minaggio 32) Both the adult and the chick Guinea Fowl (Numida meleagris) have suffered some damage to their head feathers and beaks.

51 (Minaggio 24) The Corncrake (Crex crex) in the tree is missing its left foot and one claw on its right foot. The name "Land Rail" is no longer used for this bird. The birds on the ground are an adult and chick Quail (Coturnix coturnix)

52 (Minaggio 97) The Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana) on the left is missing the tip of its beak while the Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) on the right is missing most of the feathers between its beak and eye.

53 (Minaggio 140) This well-preserved Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) has suffered slight damage to the skin of the feet.

54 (Minaggio 123) The Coot (Fulica atra) has sustained some damage to the feathers of its head and the ground but the body, beak and lobed feet are in excellent condition.

55 (Minaggio 90) The Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) has sustained some damage around the base of the beak and on the right foot.

56 (Minaggio 91) The tip of the beak of this Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) has been broken off. It is otherwise in excellent condition.

57 (Minaggio 33) A Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) in very good shape except for a few missing phalanges and claws.

58 (Minaggio 34) This extremely well-preserved Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) is shown eating a chameleon. Unfortunately only about half of the original skin of this small lizard is still present although its shape can be determined by the underlying glue stain.

59 (Minaggio 99) All three of these birds are in very good condition. The bird in the tree is a Corn Bunting (Emberiza calendra), also known as Miliaria calendra), and the one on the lower right is a Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago). The bird on the lower left is not any specific bird, but a melange of feathers from several different species of sandpiper. Minaggio included at least three of these generic sandpipers within the collection.

60 (Minaggio 87) A Curlew (Numenius arquata) exhibits minimal damage to the rear neck feathers and is missing most of its upper beak.