HISTORY OF CAROLINA, FLORIDA AND THE BAHAMA ISLANDS.
F.R.S. (1683 - 1749)
SECOND EDITION. LONDON 1754.
ENGRAVED BY THE AUTHOR, EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY GEORGE EDWARDS.
THE PARROT OF PARADISE
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THE PARROT OF PARADISE - PSITTICUS PARADISIS
This would appear to be another of Catesby's
birds, his text refers to a bird with
"Back and Wings, of a bright yellow" but such a bird, if it ever existed, is
not officially recorded. Catesby's text is
titled, "The Parrot of Paradise of CUBA" which ties in with the living species:
CUBAN PARROT - Amazona leucocephela
(See the image at the foot of this page)
Now: SOLDIERWOOD - Colubrina elliptica
an endangered species
The text to the upper left of the plate reads:
"Frutex Lauri folio pendulo, fructo tricocco semine nigro splenente."
IMAGE REF: CAT015