Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea), Havell plate no. 263
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black ink, and gouache on paper, laid on card
Paper: 12 1/16 x 18 1/16 in. (30.6 x 45.9 cm)
Mat: 23 x 29 in. (58.4 x 73.7 cm)
Immature, left; breeding plumage, right
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Inscribed at lower right in black ink: "Pigmy Curlew. Adult Male 1. Young 2. / TRINGA SUBARQUATA, TEMM."; birds numbered right and left respectively: "1"; "2"; erased graphite inscriptions throughout
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