Lydekker Huia

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Perruche a bandeau jaune, Psittacus aurifrons, plate 18.
Hand coloured engraving.



Centurie Zoologique, ou choix animaux rares nouveaux ou impartfaitment connus, Paris, Chez F.G. Lavrault, 1830.



The plates were hand-colored and engraved by Coutant, Guyard, Mme. Massard and others after Pretre.

Addional Notes:


Rene Primevere Lesson (1794-1849), was a French surgeon and naturalist. He served as surgeon on the round-the-world voyage of La Coquille (1822-1825) commandered by Louis Isadore Duperrey, and was also responsible for collecting natural history specimens with his fellow surgeon Prosper Garnot. He was the first naturalist to see live birds of paradise in the Moluccas and New Guinea.

On returning to Paris he spent seven years preparing the vertebrate zoological section of the official account of the expedition, Voyage au tour du monde sur La Coquille (1826-39). During this time he also produced Manuel d.Ornithologie (1828), Traite d.Ornithologie(1831), Centurie Zoologique (1830-32) and Illustrations de Zoologie (1832-35). He also produced several monographs on hummingbirds and one book on birds of paradise.


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