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ソリハシセイタカシギ君 Another Picture from my Collection


An avocet. They were extinct in Britain, until, during World War 2, the government turned the area adjacent to the Wash in East Anglia, into swampland (to deter a German invasion). The Bosch tanks never showed up, but the avocets did.

If you like this kind of illustration, I strongly recommend you view the John James Audubon collection at the Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec:

ジョン・ジェームズ・オーデュボン(John James Audubon, 1785年4月26日 – 1851年1月27日)はアメリカ合衆国の画家・鳥類研究家。北アメリカの鳥類を自然の生息環境の中で極めて写実的に描いた博物画集の傑作『アメリカの鳥類』(Birds of America, 1838年)によって知られる。

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