Reference numberCLP/15i/37/1
TitleManuscript, 'Observations on the dissection of a paroquett [parakeet]' by Richard Waller
DescriptionWaller, who keeps birds, describes how he dissected a parakeet (Melopsittacus undulatus) that had died. He first provides a description of the size and appearance of the bird before presenting observations on the bird's thorax, abdomen, larynx, heart, tongue and digestive system. Followed by one page of labelled figures, including a coloured drawing of a tail feather.

Subject: Zoology / Ornithology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Observations in the dissection of a paroquet, made and communicated to the Royal Society by Mr. Rich. Waller'

Read to the Royal Society on 5 December 1688
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1694.0031
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6739Waller; Richard (c1646 - 1715); natural philosopher and translatorc1646 - 1715
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