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Scarlet minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus) male and female. This watercolour is plate 21 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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