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Grossbeak and Crossbills

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Plate 13. Four birds sitting on branches of a pine tree and one flying nearby; a Parrot Crossbill at the top, Crossbill below at left, Two-barred Crossbill in flight at right, Pine Grossbeak at lower right, and American White-winged Crossbill at lower left; one of four plates printed on the sheet; illustration to H G Adams and H B Adams's 'The Smaller British Birds' (London: 1874, Bell); after Alexander Francis Lydon. c 1874 Wood-engraving, printed in colours.
Additional Makers: Print possibly made by - Benjamin Fawcett; Print possibly made by - Alexander Francis Lydon
Inscription: Lettered within image at lower left: 'A. F. Lydon', above image at top right: 'Plate 13.', numbered on the margin next to each bird '1' to '5', and lettered below image with the title and English names of the birds: '1. Pine Grossbeak. 2. Crossbill. 3. Parrot Crossbill. 4. American White-winged Crossbill. 5. Two-barred Crossbill.'
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