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1850s Hand Colored Stone Lithographs of Birds of the West

Cassin's Sparrow

This is another bird species named after John Cassin when it was first identified as a unique species during the 1850s railroad expedition and survey. On the the margin it says "U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys ---32nd Parallel and  "Birds - Plate IV."

The description of this bird that comes with the print records its first observation,

"My attention having been attracted by the sound of a new note wile at Camanche Spring, Texas, I found, after some observation, that it proceeded from this bird. Rising with a tremulous motion of its wings some twenty feet or more, it descends again in the same manner to within a few yards of the spot whence it started, accompanying its entire flight with a lengthened and pleasing song.

Below is the lithograph as it will come to you matted and in a protective clear plastic sleeve.

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