Which birds did 18th century artist depict?


This video from the USA says about itself:

A Parade of Plumage Training November 19 2014

1 December 2014

Adam, Dawn and Carrie share the story of the acquisition, conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of the Museum’s new exhibit, A Parade of Plumage: Engravings by Francois Nicolas Martinet, which features 101 works by a prolific, pre-Audubon avian artist.

From The Parade of Plumage site in the USA:

The Parade of Plumage Challenge

The National Museum of Wildlife Art, University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute and University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates would like to challenge you to name the species in François Nicolas Martinet’s 18th century bird engravings.

French artist Francois Nicolas Martinet was an 18th century engraver. Perhaps his most notable work was producing bird pieces for prominent ornithologists of his time. His engravings capture the images of birds throughout the world, from South American Cotingas, Asian Pheasants and Artic waterfowl. A few of the species he engraved are now extinct while others are common backyard birds.

The National Museum of Wildlife Art is exhibiting 98 of Martinet’s bird engravings from November 2014 – April 2015. Many of these works lack species names, have outdated species identification or in a few cases were misidentified.

A panel of the world’s leading ornithologists have identified these birds.

Now it is your turn!

Click Here and register to take the challenge, then download the images to begin.

Good Luck!

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