X is for Xenops


A very extraordinary and not inelegant little creature, having a bill totally different from any other bird…Inhabits Brazil, but is rare.

Zoological Illustrations : Or Original Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, or Interesting Animals, by William Swainson (1821). Click here to read the book online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2016

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