'Birds' (1841), from Darwin's Beagle voyage

'Birds' (1841), from Darwin's Beagle voyage

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Caption: 'Birds' (1841), from Darwin's Beagle voyage. Title page of the 1841 volume on birds ('Part III: Birds') from the multi-volume work 'The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle'. This work described the animals collected and observed by the British naturalist Charles Darwin during the survey voyage of HMS Beagle during the years 1832 to 1836. This expedition established Darwin's reputation as a naturalist. 'The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle' was edited by Darwin and published between 1838 and 1843. This volume on birds was written by British naturalist John Gould.

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