So Wikipedia wrong with 24 Jan 1852? Or is 26. only the date of declaration and birth was earlier?
[...] est comparu en l'hôtel de ville Henri Révoil, architecte, âgé de vingt-six ans, domicilié à Nimes section neuf rue de la Paix et lequel nous a déclaré que Anaïs Baragnon, sans profession, âgée de vingt-deux ans, son épouse, est accouché dans son domicile au dit Nimes, le vingt-quatre du courant, à six heures du soir, d'un enfant mâle qu'il nous a présenté et auquel il a donné les prénoms de George Emmanuel Joseph
Attached is his death record that I think says death 18th (dezoito) August 1894.
Looks like he died in Recife.
Hard to tell, Mark (I have no Field experience of this species, at least not sitting down), by the look of the Plate (alone), it could have been drawn from life, or not, but the crouched position doesn't seem to be the most typical posture, however not impossible (see here, and even more likely if/when kept in a cramped zoo/cage), though I'm pretty sure he had at least one (dead) specimen, or parts of it, as he was able to make those detailed sketches; of the foot, wing/feathers, and head/beak/bill (surrounding the full/coloured Bird/version on the Plate). The beak/bill, in an angle straight from above, would be extremely hard to do IRL.... I was wondering if you think this was drawn from life at the Zoo in Amsterdam or a specimen?
I was wondering if you think this was drawn from life at the Zoo in Amsterdam or a specimen?
Another book says the first volume of the Dutch journal had eight parts ?
Both Bonaparte and Westerman call the habitat of the bird is Malaccas. Why could not Revoil’s bird from Somaliland not be a subspecies?
Mark, not only "described as Swedish", Carl (Karl/Charles) Johan (John) Andersson was indeed Swedish, born (in either 1827 or 1828) in Norra Råda, Värmland, Sweden, (illegitimate) Son of the fairly famous British Big Game hunter Llewellyn Lloyd (1792–1876)*, and Brita Cajsa Andersdotter (1804–1892), a mere peasant's/crofter's Daughter.... although described as Swedish Karl Johan Andersson’s father was Lloyd Llewellyn a personage of Cymru. (look at all those double l’s)