Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor), Havell plate no. 169
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and gouache with touches of black ink and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Paper: 21 3/8 x 14 7/16 in. (54.3 x 36.7 cm) Mat: 29 x 23 in. (73.7 x 58.4 cm)
Watermark: JWHATMAN / 183[?]
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink[over erased graphite inscriptions]: "Mangrove Cuckoo"; at lower right: "Key West F[cut] / May 1832 --"; at upper right corner in graphite: "69"
The background flora has been identified as Seven-year apple (Cassasia clusiifolia)
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.