Four Birds

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Four Birds


Phil Thompson

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Four Birds
This page of the Arca Noä depicts four different types of birds. The two birds on the right, the Luseinia above and Alauda below, are similar in body shape and beak (although the Alauda has a rounder face), and these two vary from the other two…

This illustration of a Luscinia, nightingale, is from a 14th century Dutch bestiary. It is much less realistic than Kircher's depiction in keeping with the predominant aesthetic of its time. It is an earthy red and sitting in some sort of basket.…