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Teal - John Gould - Kingfisher - Framed Print - 11"H x 14"W

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Teal - John Gould - Kingfisher - Framed Print - 11"H x 14"W

John Gould FRS was a British ornithologist and bird artist. He published a number of monographs on birds, illustrated by plates that he produced with the assistance of his wife, Elizabeth Gould, and several other artists including Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, Joseph Wolf and William Matthew Hart.

He has been considered the father of bird study in Australia. His identification of the birds now nicknamed "Darwin's finches" played a role in the inception of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. Gould's work is referenced in Charles Darwin's book, On the Origin of Species.

He became an expert in the art of taxidermy, this skill helped him to become the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London

The Eurasian teal or common teal is a common and widespread duck which breeds in Eurasia and migrates south in winter. The Eurasian teal is often called simply the teal due to being the only one of these small dabbling ducks in much of its range. The bird gives its name to the blue-green colour teal.

It is a highly gregarious duck outside the breeding season and can form large flocks. It is commonly found in sheltered wetlands and feeds on seeds and aquatic invertebrates.


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