Lord Howe swamp hen, 18th century

Lord Howe swamp hen, 18th century

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lord Howe swamp hen (Porphyrio albus), 18th-century artwork. Now extinct, this bird was endemic to Lord Howe Island, Australia. This 1790 illustration, by British naval officer and artist George Raper (1769-1797), is drawing 73 from the Natural History Museum's Raper Collection.

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