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‘I don’t think many people know they exist’: how mistaken identity threatens the Baudin’s cockatoo | Birds

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In the early 1830s, the painter Edward Lear was painstakingly illustrating a black cockatoo, based on a specimen collected by French explorer Nicholas Baudin in the south-west of Western Australia in 1804.

The image, which would become the holotype for the Baudin’s cockatoo, was published in…



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