Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii), Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor), and Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus), Havell plate no. 388

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Watercolor, graphite, black ink, pastel, and gouache with touches of glazing on two sheets of paper, laid on card
Paper: 21 x 13 1/16 in. (53.3 x 33.2 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Yellow-headed Troupial. / Icterus icterocephalus, Bonap. / 1 Adult Male, 2 Female, 3 Young male."; at upper right: "Male Bird -- / Icterus bullockii -- Swainson!"; above: "Feath 9 1/2 Inches / by / 2 1/2 --"; three birds in lower section numbered clockwise from center: "1"; "2"; "3"
From upper to lower: Bullock's Oriole, male; Tricolored Blackbird, male; Yellow-headed Blackbird, female; Yellow-headed Blackbird, immature; Yellow-headed Blackbird, male
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Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group