Le Couroucou Temminck, Male

Auguste Pelletier ( - 1847)
Guyard

Coloured engraving

published 1806-1807
  • About the work

    This hand-coloured print shows Le Couroucou Temminck’, a Giant Trogan (a long-tailed tropical bird from India). The print was published as an illustration to the first of three volumes of the French ornithological book ‘Histoire Naturelle des Promérops, et des Guêpiers’ (1807).

    The text accompanying ‘Le Couroucou Temminck’ explains that this bird from India is the strongest and largest of its kind and is ‘nearly 18 inches length, from the top of the head to the end of the tail, and its body has almost twice the power of that of the greatest species of America’.

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  • Details
    Title
    Le Couroucou Temminck, Male
    Date
    published 1806-1807
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from F B Daniell, September 1951
    GAC number
    1363