Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas), Havell plate no. 24
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, gouache, and black ink with selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 18 1/2 x 11 11/16 in. (47 x 29.7 cm)
Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Immature male. Audubon commemorated William Roscoe, a native of Liverpool who assisted him in acquiring subscriptions, by naming what he thought was a new species of warbler after him, Roscoe's Yellowthroat. Audubon later realized this bird was an immature of the Common Yellowthroat species.
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Inscribed at lower left in graphite[erased]: "23 plate / No 5 / [illegible]
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