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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CAROLINA, FLORIDA AND THE BAHAMA ISLANDS.
MARK CATESBY
F.R.S. (1683 - 1749)    SECOND EDITION.  VOLUME II, APPENDIX PLATE 5.
ENGRAVED BY THE AUTHOR. TEXT REVISED BY GEORGE EDWARDS.
 
PUBLISHED BY C. MARSH, LONDON, 1754.

THE YELLOW AND BLACK PYE

Mark Catesby - The Yellow and Black Pye - Pica Luteo-nigra varia (Venezuelan Tropial - Icertus icertus) with Spider Lily and Ichneumon Wasp

THE YELLOW AND BLACK PYE - PICA LUTEO-NIGRA VARIA - LA PIE JAUNE ET NOIRE
Now: Venezuelan Troupial - Icertus icertus.
 

Edwards' text intimates that this specimen heralded from Jamaica.
However, the bird illustrated is the Venezuelan species. 

The original image is untitled except for the usual "MC" mongram.
The (optional) title seen above has been transferred from Edwards' text that also includes:

Lilio-Narcissus Polianthus, flore albo - Lis Narcisse.
 Now: Spider Lily - Catesby's image is not specifically identifiable.

Vespa Ichneumon Coerulea - Le Guêpe Azurée.

Now: Ichneumon Wasp Catesby's image is not specifically identifiable.

This plate and its attendant description did not appear in the first edition of 1731.


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