April 5, 2011
Yes, THAT Edward Lear. No wonder he developed such an eye for the absurd…

Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo, AKA tricolor-crested cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri, synonym: plyctolophus leadbeateri).

Edward Lear, from Natural history of parrots, by Prideaux John Selby, Edinburgh, 1836.

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Yes, THAT Edward Lear. No wonder he developed such an eye for the absurd…

Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo, AKA tricolor-crested cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri, synonym: plyctolophus leadbeateri).

Edward Lear, from Natural history of parrots, by Prideaux John Selby, Edinburgh, 1836.

(Source: archive.org)

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