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1850s Hand Colored Stone Lithographs of Birds of the West

White-throated Swifts

This plate shows a pair of White-throated Swifts, Panyptila melanoleuca. On the upper margin of the print it says "U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys --- 47th Parallel, 35th Parallel" and "Birds - Plate XVIII."

The description of the birds from the report of the expedition and survey says these birds were found on February 16, 1854 at Bill Williams' Fork, New Mexico. It notes that "In its flight and habits ...it closely resembles the common chimney swift, (Chaetura pelasgia)

Below is the lithograph as it will come to you matted and in a protective clear plastic sleeve.

Price: SOLD

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