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Secretary-Vulture (1/8 Nat. Size).

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Secretary-Vulture (1/8 Nat. Size).
Additional title: Secretary vulture (one-eighth natural size).
Mützel, Gustav (1839-1893) (Artist)

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Birds -- Secretary Bird

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894 - 1896
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC BIRD-Sec
Content: Written on border: "Serpentarius secretarius" Printed on border: "Living generally in pairs, the secretary is far from uncommon in many parts of South Africa, although it is rare in the Abyssinian highlands. One of its peculiarities is the pace at which it can walk, a wounded individual being described by Mr. Blanford as walking away as fast as he could run after it. From the number of snakes, lizards, locusts, etc., taken from the stomachs of these birds, there can be no doubt but that they are in general large consumers of those reptiles and insects…" Includes additional text.
Source note: The Royal natural history. Warne, 1894-1896) Lydekker, Richard (1849-1915), Editor.
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix: 1700988
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17198762
Barcode: 33333159372354
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5f60b080-c53c-012f-ec60-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1839: Creator Born
  • 1893: Creator Died
  • 1894: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Secretary-Vulture (1/8 Nat. Size)." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-2a2b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Secretary-Vulture (1/8 Nat. Size)." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-2a2b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1894 - 1896). Secretary-Vulture (1/8 Nat. Size). Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-2a2b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Secretary-Vulture (1/8 Nat. Size).