Willughby’s angel: the pintailed sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata)

  title={Willughby’s angel: the pintailed sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata)},
  author={Isabelle Charmantier and Tim R. Birkhead},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
Among paintings of birds thought to have been bought in 1663 in Nuremberg by Francis Willughby, and now housed in Nottingham University library, is the painting of a bird called Jangle de Languedoc. Unlike some of the other drawings, this particular one was never used by Ray in his Ornithology of Francis Willughby (1678), who had difficulty in identifying the bird. We show here that this painting was not bought in Nuremberg, but that it was obtained by Ray from Sir Thomas Crew, during his stay… Expand

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