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Background imageBird Collection: Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree, and Black Coc

Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of a Queensland Tree, and Black Cockatoo.-Macadamia ternifolia, F. Muell. belongs to the Proteaceae, and is closely allied to Helicia

Background imageBird Collection: 368. Two Flowering Shrubs of: Natal and a Trogon

368. Two Flowering Shrubs of: Natal and a Trogon
The brilliant red Schotia speciosa, Jacq. is related to the gorgeous Indian Amnherstia (see 594). The fragrant white Gardenia Thunbergia Linn. f

Background imageBird Collection: 3. Burning Bush and Emu Wren of Chili

3. Burning Bush and Emu Wren of Chili
The Burning Bush (Embothriumn coccineum, Forst.) belongs to the same family as the South African genera Protea and Leucaden-dron and the Australian Banksia and Grevillea

Background imageBird Collection: 115. The Aqueduct of Morro Velho, Brazil

115. The Aqueduct of Morro Velho, Brazil
Coral Mountain in the background, and part of an inflorescence of banana, a Convolvulcea, and Amethystine Humming Birds (Calliphlox amethystina) in front

Background imageBird Collection: 20. The Permanent Snows from Santiago; Patagua in front with Humming Bird and Nest

20. The Permanent Snows from Santiago; Patagua in front with Humming Bird and Nest
Tricuspidaria dependens, Ruiz et Pav. the Patagua, is of the same family as our lime-tree. On the left, near the Patagua tree, and on the right, beyond the building

Background imageBird Collection: 30. The Wild Tamarind of Jamaica with scarlet Pod and Barbet

30. The Wild Tamarind of Jamaica with scarlet Pod and Barbet
This showy Leguminous tree is Cojoba arborea var. arborea (synonym Pithecellobium filicifolium) which ranges through the West Indies and Central America

Background imageBird Collection: 25. Inflorescence of the Blue Puya, and Moths, Chili

25. Inflorescence of the Blue Puya, and Moths, Chili
Common inhabitants of the Cordilleras are two noble representatives of the Pine-Apple Order, the Bromeliaceae, namely Puya Whytei, Hook. the present, and P. chilensis (see 19)

Background imageBird Collection: 15. Armed Birds Nest in Acacia Bush, Chili

15. Armed Birds Nest in Acacia Bush, Chili
Trabajor, that is labourer, is the name given to this bird (Izuallaxis: sordida), a delicate creature that builds an impregnable nest off the spiny branchlets of Acacia cavenia, Molina

Background imageBird Collection: Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil

Flowers of Datura and Humming Birds, Brazil
Oil on canvas, no date. According to the gallery guide, Datura arborea, Linn. [Brugmansia arborea L.] is a native of tropical America, and is commonly cultivated in other countries

Background imageBird Collection: 123. Foliage and Flowers of Alpinia nutans, and a pair of Doctor

123. Foliage and Flowers of Alpinia nutans, and a pair of Doctor
The Alpinia is a native of Tropical Asia

Background imageBird Collection: 419. Not one Flower, but many in one, Van Staadens Kloof

419. Not one Flower, but many in one, Van Staadens Kloof
As mentioned in the description of 410, there are numerous flowers in the separate inflorescences of the Proteaceae, surrounded by coloured leaves or bracts. This is Protea cynaroides, Linn

Background imageBird Collection: 128. Foliage and Flowers of the Loquat or Japanese Medlar, Brazi

128. Foliage and Flowers of the Loquat or Japanese Medlar, Brazi
The Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica, Lindl.) is a native of China and Japan, and is closely related to our Medlar, bearing a singular edible fruit (see 155)

Background imageBird Collection: The Lake

The Lake

Background imageBird Collection: A View of the Palace from the North Side of the Lake

A View of the Palace from the North Side of the Lake
Engraving on paper, A View of the Palace from the North Side of the Lake, the Green House & the Temple of Arethusa, in the Royal Gardens at Kew

Background imageBird Collection: 59. A Brazilian Climbing Shrub and Humming Birds

59. A Brazilian Climbing Shrub and Humming Birds
Observe the curious looped-shaped seed-vessel of Odontadenia speciosa, Benth. (syn. Dipladenia Harrisii, Purdie) in the upper right-hand corner; the carpels forming it cohere at the base

Background imageBird Collection: Puya chilensis (Chilli), 1880s

Puya chilensis (Chilli), 1880s
Puya chilensis (Chilli) by Marianne North, 1880s. Medium: Oil on board. Dimensions: H 90.4 x W 20.4 cm

Background imageBird Collection: 97. Foliage and Flowers of a Coral tree and double-crested Hummi

97. Foliage and Flowers of a Coral tree and double-crested Hummi
The Chorisia is probably C. speciosa, St. Hil. and the birds Trochilus cornutus

Background imageBird Collection: Astrocaryum aculeatum, 1823-53

Astrocaryum aculeatum, 1823-53
Illustration of Astrocaryum aculeatum, commonly known as tucuma, Bactris hirta var. pectinata, Bactris hirta from Historia Naturalis Palmarum by Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, 1823-53

Background imageBird Collection: Joey the Stanley Crane, Kew Gardens

Joey the Stanley Crane, Kew Gardens
Joey the Stanley Crane was a well-known Kew personality. In 1935 The Journal of the Kew Guild described his eventful life, which included losing a toe to a lawn mower

Background imageBird Collection: Branta canadensis, Canada Goose

Branta canadensis, Canada Goose

Background imageBird Collection: The Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea

The Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea
The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa

Background imageBird Collection: swan and cygnets

swan and cygnets

Background imageBird Collection: Winter robin

Winter robin
a robin in the snowy branches

Background imageBird Collection: A robin in winter

A robin in winter

Background imageBird Collection: swan and cygnets on the lake

swan and cygnets on the lake

Background imageBird Collection: courtyard by the Princess of Wales

courtyard by the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Background imageBird Collection: pheasant

pheasant

Background imageBird Collection: caanda geese

caanda geese
courtyard by the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Background imageBird Collection: The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland (Aloe dichotoma)

The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland (Aloe dichotoma)
Oil on canvas. Inscribed in paint on verso of canvas The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland, South West Africa, about 20 feet in height

Background imageBird Collection: Nest of the Coachmans Whip Bird, in a Bunya-Bunya, Queensland

Nest of the Coachmans Whip Bird, in a Bunya-Bunya, Queensland
Oil on canvas, no date. According to the Official Guide to the North Gallery, Fifth Edition, 1892, The trees, Araucaria bidwillii, Hook

Background imageBird Collection: Peach blossom

Peach blossom The Favorite Flowers of Japan, by Mary E. Unger, illustrated and published by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo, 1911

Background imageBird Collection: 771. Nest of the Coachmans Whip Bird, in a Bunya-Bunya, Queensl

771. Nest of the Coachmans Whip Bird, in a Bunya-Bunya, Queensl
The trees, Araucaria Bidwillii, Hook. were full of these hanging nests of the Psophodes crepitans, made of the freshest green moss, and ornamented with the feathers of the common red and blue parrots

Background imageBird Collection: 762. West Australian Vegetation

762. West Australian Vegetation
Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata, Sm.); the handsome red-flowered Grevillea Banksii, R. Br.; and Cockatoo (Cacatua sp.)

Background imageBird Collection: 537. Fruit of Sandoricum and Green Gaper, Borneo

537. Fruit of Sandoricum and Green Gaper, Borneo
This fruit (Sandoricum indicum, Cay.) has an agreeable subacid flavour, and it is eaten in large quantities by the natives. The pulp mixed with rice and fermented furnishes an intoxicating drink

Background imageBird Collection: 509. Houseleek and Canary-birds in Teneriffe

509. Houseleek and Canary-birds in Teneriffe
Several kinds of Houseleek (Sempervivum) are very common on roofs and rocks and other dry situations, in the Canaries. Serinus canarius is the scientific name of the canary-bird

Background imageBird Collection: 501. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Capucin Tree of the Seyc

501. Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Capucin Tree of the Seyc
For many years the seeds of the Capucin lay in our Museums; and, although it was evident that they belonged to some member of the Sapotacae

Background imageBird Collection: 458. A Swamp Plant and Moorhen, Seychelles

458. A Swamp Plant and Moorhen, Seychelles
This beautiful plant (Hymenocallis rotata, Herb.) is a native of the West Indies, and is now half wild at Mahe. The Moorhen is remarkable for its very large feet

Background imageBird Collection: 454. Ostrich Farming at Groot Post, South Africa

454. Ostrich Farming at Groot Post, South Africa
Ostriches are stripped of their feathers twice a year, the operation, it is asserted, causing the bird little pain. Certainly no permanent injury ensues for fresh crops of feathers are produced year

Background imageBird Collection: 451. Coming out of a. Cape Beauty. 451. Coming out of a. Cape Beauty

451. Coming out of a. Cape Beauty. 451. Coming out of a. Cape Beauty
This young Ostrich turned its head from side to side to listen to voices while still half-enclosed in the shell

Background imageBird Collection: 446. Water-loving Plants and Kingfisher, near Grahamstown

446. Water-loving Plants and Kingfisher, near Grahamstown
Floating in the water is Limnanthemum Thunbergii, Griseb.. a member of the same family as the Gentians; in front two varieties of the tufted Eucomis punctata, Alt. with the rosy Disa racemosa, Linn

Background imageBird Collection: 439. View on the Kowie River, with Trumpet Flower in front

439. View on the Kowie River, with Trumpet Flower in front
Painted from Dr. Beckers Verandah, Port Alfred. Tecoma Mackenii, is the finest of the very few Bignoniaceae indigenous in South Africa. The bird perched thereon is Ploceus capensis

Background imageBird Collection: 428. Pendulous Sparaxis and Long-tailed Finch in Van Staadens K

428. Pendulous Sparaxis and Long-tailed Finch in Van Staadens K
South Africa is the richest part of the world in Iridaceous plants, and the beautiful Dierarma pulcherrima, Baker (better known as Sparaxis puleherrima, Hook.), here represented

Background imageBird Collection: 377. Crinum Moorei and Honeysuckers, Bashi River, South Africa

377. Crinum Moorei and Honeysuckers, Bashi River, South Africa
This beautiful Crinum was introduced into the Glasnevin Botanic Garden about twenty years ago, and is now not uncommon in cultivation, and is said to be hardy in the milder parts of the kingdom

Background imageBird Collection: 345. Hedychium Gardnerianum and Sunbird, India

345. Hedychium Gardnerianum and Sunbird, India
The one projecting stamen from each flower is the most striking characteristic of the group to which this plant belongs, namely, the Zingiberaceae, a sub-order of the Scitamineae, see 72

Background imageBird Collection: 302. Foliage and Fruit of Emblica officinalis

302. Foliage and Fruit of Emblica officinalis
A Euphor- biaceous tree, whose seeds are used medicinally. The fruit is sometimes preserved in vinegar or sugar

Background imageBird Collection: 98. Flowers of a Coral Tree and King of the Flycatchers Brazil

98. Flowers of a Coral Tree and King of the Flycatchers Brazil
Erythrina sp. and Muscivora Swainsoni

Background imageBird Collection: 89. Peaches and Humming Birds, Brazil

89. Peaches and Humming Birds, Brazil
The peach is an introduced fruit in Brazil. It is here represented growing against a mat fence instead of a wall. Petasophora serrirostris is the name of the Humming Bird

Background imageBird Collection: Iris Dell, Wakehurst Place

Iris Dell, Wakehurst Place
The Iris Dell, Wakehurst Place, Sussex




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