a color plate from 1969

Within the days when color printing was extraordinarily costly, the Avicultural Society had particular appeals for funds to assist the looks in Avicultural Journal of the occasional color plate. A well known hen artist was then commissioned. Though the entire run of the Society’s magazines will be discovered on-line, the plates not often see the sunshine of day. Subsequently I made a decision to indicate one, every now and then, on this web site. That is the 14th within the sequence.

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The artist for this plate was Chloe Elizabeth Talbot Kelly (born 1927) who went on for instance a variety of discipline guides. Her work of birds seem in artwork gross sales. She started portray in 1945 on the Pure Historical past Museum in London.

The article accompanying this plate was written by Arthur Alfred Prestwich (1903-1987) who was for a few years Secretary of the Avicultural Society.

The Buff-Throated Sunbird, Chalcomitra adelberti, is a West African species. It was first collected by and named for Vice-Admiral Marie-Charles Adelbert le Barbier de Tinan (1803-1876). 

Avicultural Journal Vol 75, 1969

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