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File:Edwards' Dodo.jpg

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One of the most famous and often-copied paintings of a Dodo specimen, as painted by Roelant Savery in the late 1620s. The image came into the possession of the ornithologist George Edwards, who later gave it to the British Museum, hence the name. The bird swallowing a frog in the lower right may be the likewise extinct Red Rail. It has also been suggested that the two parrots are the extinct Lesser Antillean Macaw (left) and Martinique Macaw (right).
Date late 1620s
Natural History Museum, London
Credit line Presented to the British Museum by George Edwards in 1759, having previously been in the collection of Sir Hans Sloane.
References Dodo more information. Natural History Museum. Retrieved on 6 July 2013.
Source/Photographer http://julianhume.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/History-of-the-dodo-Hume.pdf

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