Blackheaded cuckoo-shrike male and female

Blackheaded cuckoo-shrike male and female

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Black-headed cuckoo-shrike (Coracina melanoptera) male and female. This watercolour is plate 2 from 'Neilgherry Birds and Miscellaneous' (1858) by the Indian-born British artist and amateur ornithologist Margaret Bushby Lascelles Cockburn (1829-1928). This book consists mostly of her illustrations of the flora and fauna of the Nilgiri Hills (then known as the Neilgherry Hills) in the state of Tamil Nadu, in southern India.

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