Posted by: awildslimalien | February 6, 2011

Birds (Field Mice)

Extinct birds

The Field Mice – Birds

(A cover of the Neil Young song recorded live for Bernard Lenoir on France Inter, 16th September 1991.  The rest of the session is over at A jumped-up pantry boy.)

Plate from Extinct birds : an attempt to unite in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times : that is, within the last six or seven hundred years : to which are added a few which still exist, but are on the verge of extinction.  By Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild.  London, Hutchinson, 1907.  Via Wikimedia Commons.

  1. (top): Foudia bruante =? Foudia delloni by George Edward Lodge.
  2. (bottom left): Necropsar rodericanus (erroneous reconstruction based on “N. leguati”) by John Gerrard Keulemans.
  3. (bottom right): Necropsar leguati = Cinclocerthia gutturalis (albinistic specimen, wings and tail discoloured in captivity) by John Gerrard Keulemans.

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